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Drive to the Net: HBK Line spread too thin

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Phil Kessel chases a loose puck Tuesday, with Carl Hagelin trailing. — MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

There was next to nothing the Penguins could cull from their mega-blah 3-0 loss to the Blues on this Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena. Their hearts and minds might have made it out to the ice, but their legs never left the locker room.

I asked Mike Sullivan afterward what, if anything, a coach can do when this occurs, and even the local icon of intensity conceded a small smile at the futility involved:

Did you catch the smile there?

Spoke volumes, I'd say.

Well, here's something, maybe the one thing, that took place involving real possible consequences now and deep into the spring time: The HBK Line was barely visible.

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