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Now's not the time to worry about the Penguins

So they've lost. Twice, actually.

There might be some panic in the faces of fans, but it's too early to get upset about the Pittsburgh Penguins' two losses to the Washington Capitals.

As the higher seed, the Capitals have home-ice advantage. So they've won their two home games. No big deal. Teams are supposed to win at home.

Now it's the Penguins' turn.

Game 3 is at Mellon Arena. If they lose that, well, it's over.

But they just as easily could win Games 3 and 4, sending the series back to D.C. for Game 5.

There's an old saying that a series never gets interesting until the home team loses.

That still applies here.

There's still time to reverse those one-goal losses.

The time to do it begins Wednesday.


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