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Posted at 1:15 PM EST.
Regulation only. 7:05 PM EST. The Penguins barely broke a sweat in their dismantling of the Hurricanes in Carolina last night. We’re not sure if Derek Brassard plays tonight or not but if he does, it’s just another added bonus. The Penguins have kicked it into high gear and their taking names right now. However, this wager is more about fading the Panthers than anything else. The Penguins just happen to be the opposition tonight, which just gives us more confidence.
The Panthers were brought into the spotlight last week for all the wrong reasons but they showed strength, compassion and unity in rallying the community together in an effort to help heal said community. Anyone watching Thursday’s emotional pre-game activities couldn’t help but root hard for the Panthers. Goaltender Roberto Luongo addressed the audience in an emotional speech after the heart-wrenching pictures of those poor kids and their likes and dreams appeared on the scoreboard. Not only was the pre-game activities as emotionally draining as it gets, the Panthers rallied late from a 2-1 deficit with two goals in the final six minutes and the winning goal being scored with nine seconds left. Physically and emotionally spent, the Panthers must be faded in what we’re calling one of the most difficult spots that one can imagine.
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Pittsburgh -½ +141 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.82)