Originally written on Total Sports Blog  |  Last updated 4/30/13
Wednesday night the top seed in the east, the Pittsburgh Penguins face off in their opening round series against the #8 seed New York Islanders.  There is a bit of history between these two teams.  The fearless leader of Pensburgh.com “Hooks Orpik” (one of the best handles in all of the hockey blogging universe) spends 5 minutes in the box with us discussing the series from a Penguins point of view. Make sure to follow Pensburgh.com on Twitter at @Pensburgh. 1. The Penguins are the team in the Eastern Conference that none of the bottom 3 seeds wanted to face. Between the Isles, Rangers, and Senators, where do the Islanders fall in that group that you wanted to face? It was between the Islanders and Senators for me- both seeming like favorable matchups for the Penguins given Pittsburgh’s strength on offense and defense and superior depth throughout the lineup, if healthy. I’m fine with the Isles matchup, Pittsburgh is a team with strong Cup aspirations and has a lot of guys on expiri...
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