5 Things We've Learned About Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final

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5 Things We've Learned About Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final
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Penguins leave the ice after Game 3 loss in OT

Almost two weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins looked like the kings of the hockey world (not the ones in Los Angeles).

Having outscored the Ottawa Senators by a combined score of 13-5 in the final two games, the Pens were coming off a relatively easy series victory and had the look of a team on its way to a Stanley Cup.  The Pens had reason to be confident as they prepared to face the Boston Bruins, a team they had defeated in all three regular-season meetings.

What a difference two weeks can make.  Having lost a double-overtime thriller that they deserved to win, the Pens find themselves facing a three-games-to-none series deficit for the second straight year.  While last year's team was able to rally and extend the series to six high-scoring games before falling to the Flyers, this year's Pens team faces a different challenge—having scored just two goals in three games.

While the fate of this year's Penguins won't be known at least until after Game 4, here's a list of the five things we've learned about the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final: 

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