2011 NHL Playoffs: Why the Pens Will Finish off the Bolts in Tampa

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2011 NHL Playoffs: Why the Pens Will Finish off the Bolts in Tampa
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There were many empty seats in the Consol Energy Center on Saturday after the Tampa Bay Lightning had shocked the hometown fans by extending their lead to 7-0.

Those viewing the game on television had probably switched to the NBA playoffs or even soap operas by the first intermission.

The Lightning dealt the Pens the most humiliating defeat of the playoffs so far, making sure there was no need for two overtimes. But no matter how many goals Steven Stamkos and company could produce, the Penguins still hold a 3-2 lead in the series as they travel back to Tampa.

The Pens must win only one of the next two games to advance, but here are five reasons they won't bring the series back to Pittsburgh for a Game 7.

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