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Bortuzzo afer his first NHL goal.   Again, same story as the last game against the the Rangers. There is a fine line in every game. Today it was Kris Letang actually deciding to shoot the puck.   The Pens were up 2-1 going into the third period. The Devils were piss all game but hanging around. Letang got the puck in the high slot, took his time, and sniped Brodeur. Pens rolled from there.   The Pens are a strange case. They have some issues up front, but we will say this: the defense looks better with Bortuzzo and Despres getting some minutes. Once Niskanen gets back, we can feel a whole lot better. They held the Devils to 15 shots, which made the day easy for Marc-Andre Fleury.   There is nothing better than beating the Devils.   Turn-around tomorrow in Washington is quick. 12:30. Pens have had no luck the last few years in Washington on Super Bowl Sunday.     FIRST PERIOD Pens came o...
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