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Whirlwind welcome for Bjugstad, McCann


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Nick Bjugstad, Friday night against the Senators at PPG Paints Arena. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Nick Bjugstad has had nightmares like this before. He's late for a game, high-tailing it to the arena, already having missed pregame meetings and warmups.

This wasn't a dream, though. It was real life, and Bjugstad and Jared McCann were racing against the clock, trying to make it from Florida to PPG Paints Arena in time for puck drop after being acquired from the Panthers earlier in the day.

Spoiler alert: They made it, and the Penguins beat the Senators, 5-3. But first, let's take a walk through the newest Penguins' whirlwind day ...

10:30 a.m.: Bjugstad and McCann take the ice at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. for the Panthers' morning skate to prepare for Friday night's game against the Predators.

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