Taking a closer look at the Pens schedule

 

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Welcome to the NHL season.  Pens start out with 4 out of 5 games on the road, not to mention getting thrown into the fire with back-to-back road games in Philly and MSG. It's truly a blessing in disguise.  Especially in a shortened season like this, team chemistry is gonna be key, and spending a good deal of time on the road early in the season can't hurt that.  The Pens also have 7 back-to-back situations.

Continue reading to take a look at the rest of the schedule.

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14 games in 27 days.

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Pens are playing in Washington on Super Bowl Sunday.   Great move by the NHL.  If there wasn't a lockout, we'd probably be complaining about the home-and-home with the Devils.  Pens get their first look at Jordan Staal's Hurricanes on the 28th.

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15 games in 29 days.  Pens and Lord Therrien dance for the first time on March 2nd.  The Rangers and Bruins back-to-back home games will be emotional.  Those will also be smack-dab in the middle of a brutal stretch: 8 games in 14 days.  The Pens will play on home ice for 10 of 12 games from March 10th to April 2nd.  Circle that stretch right now.

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Interesting situation here: only 3 Atlantic Division games in the last 12 games.  Jordan Staal returns to Pittsburgh for the season finale.  We can only imagine what could be on the line in that game.

 

 

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