Despite everything else that is going on around the organization as far as the development of the old Civic Arena site is concerned, the Pittsburgh Penguins are still in the hockey business.  Unfortunately business has not been too good so far in the playoffs.  The team had their third game in the best-of-seven series with arch rival Philadelphia yesterday.  First game away from Consol Energy Center.  New venue, same result.  In a game that was marred by over 170 penalty minutes between the two teams, the Penguins lost 8-4 and now trail 3 games to none.
The team has given up 20 goals in the three games which would seem to explain why they're having trouble winning.  There is no more room for error.  The Penguins will have to win all four remaining games to advance.  This feat has only been accomplished three times in the 50 year history of the National Hockey League.  I am hoping that the team can at least salvage a little bit of pride and win one.  A win on Wednesday would bring the series back to Pittsburgh for at least one more game.
I was not sure what the office would be like today after such a gloomy weekend (a loss Friday night and Sunday afternoon) but it appears that most go about their business.  There is a little bit of water cooler talk here and there about the games but that's about it.  Then again, what can you say?  We'll keep our fingers crossed and see what happens in Philadelphia on Wednesday. 

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