Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 3/1/13

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1 to win Game Seven and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jordan Staal and the Hurricanes knew who was coming over and had the tea ready. It wasn't a good time. The Penguins aren't a bad team. They just aren't very good right now. In what was somewhat of a big game, the Pens let the Canes score two crushing goals at the end of the first and second periods. There's not much that can be done at this point. Getting jammed up about a two-game losing streak doesn't really do much. But there is an uneasy feeling. How good exactly is this Penguins team? Especially without Malkin? We're about to find out. These past two games were against sub-8 teams. These next four games are against teams in the top 8: Montreal,Tampa, Philly, and the Leafs.  Therrien vs. Bylsma Saturday night.   Recap:   FIRST PERIOD Jordan and Sutter started off the game. Crosby turned over a puck, then Letang crosschecked Eric, so the Canes got a real quick power play.    Kris Letang is in a rough spot right now. Te...
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