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The Penguins lost the Atlantic Division last year because of a tiebreaker with the Flyers last season. Although wins in the shootout aren't worth as much as wins in regulation, the Penguins will undoubtedly find themselves in plenty of shootouts.
They've been on fire on shootouts as of late. Marc-Andre Fleury seems to love the shootout and rises to the occasion each and every time like he did in Vancouver earlier this week.
Guys like Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby thrive in the shootout, too. Finally, Geno Malkin showed that he's focused on improving his shootout numbers after scoring the game clincher in Vancouver.
If the Penguins can dominate on the shootout, they may be able to steal some points in games that could otherwise be overtime losses. This could give the Pens the push they need to get past the Flyers and win the Atlantic.