Penguins on the verge, projected to just miss out on playoffs

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The Penguins are on the brink of a spot in the bid for the Stanley Cup, keeping fans hopes alive.

According to MoneyPuck, the Pens currently sit at 43.1% chance to make it in the last wildcard spot, despite being only a point behind the Florida Panthers.

Pittsburgh still has a game in hand and could change their narrative over the last three weeks of the season if they play their cards right.

Interestingly enough, the New York Rangers, who have a 99.96% to get in the playoffs have a lower chance of winning it all than the Penguins.
The Rangers sit at a 0.8% chance to win the cup while the Penguins are at 1%.

Besides Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, and Evgeni Malkin, it’s been a highly lack luster season by the rest of the squad with a lot of the blame falling on GM Ron Hextal for making poor decisions in terms of roster building.

It’s going to be a tough task for this team to be able to climb the steep slope into the playoffs, especially with the shot conversion and goalie woes.

If they want a chance, the play is going to have to pick up sooner or later before it’s too late. The push will start tonight as they visit the Colorado Avalanche tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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