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Kovacevic: Penguins’ rebound being built on defending

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Jack Johnson drives into the Islanders' Matt Martin. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

For the record, I'm not buying this "turning point" thing.

And with all due respect to the Penguins, particularly now that Patric Hornqvist might well be concussed again, this star-crossed season couldn't possibly pivot on a single game, no matter how uplifting that victory, no matter how many caps come raining down on the rink, no matter how stirring the speech that followed from the author of that hat trick.

Plain and simple, there have been too many problems exposed along the way.

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