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5-Minute Penguins Postgame: Pens Beat Wild, the Good & BAD From XCEL Energy Center

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a mini-skid which came on the heels of their seven-game winless streak. The Penguins got the bounces, contributions from their fourth line, and power-play goals to beat Minnesota 6-4.

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We break down the game, the Penguins’ bright spots, but also the several things that continue to haunt the Penguins, including bad starts. They had just four shots in the first period, including a long floater in the final minute.

As Jake Guentzel said in the locker room, “the most important thing is we got the win.”

Sidney Crosby had a pair of goals, including a power-play goal that held as the game-winner. Kris Letang scored his first goal of the year, also on the power play. The Penguins’ fourth line may have been their best, but consistent mistakes continue to haunt the Penguins. The good and the bad, some very bad, from Minnesota.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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