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04-11-2014, 09:41 AM
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Luigi Lemieux
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Playing without Letang and Martin for an extended time has to be the biggest reason. Combine that with the other revolving injuries that thinned out the roster, and having the division locked up since December.... would have been more surprising if they continued playing great hockey through it all.

That said, they "seem" to be getting healthy at the right time, and Goc and Stempniak as well. Let's see if they do anything with it.
Yeah this is the biggest reason. There's only so many injuries you can withstand before the ship starts sinking. Pens can lose Letang or Martin and look ok, but when they lose both their possession numbers go to hell and they look like garbage. Add in the loss of Malkin and it's easy to see what happened the last month and a half or so.

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