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Video: PHT Extra – Fixing the Penguins’ defense

Mar 5, 2013, 10:40 PM EST

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Even when the Pittsburgh Penguins have been winning lately, they’ve often been out-scoring their problems. (Just look at their exciting but defensively ugly 7-6 win against the Montreal Canadiens from last weekend.)

While it’s refreshing to see a team light up the scoreboard like Pittsburgh has been doing in a time when most teams seem defense-first (and sometimes second/third), the bottom line is that the team needs to tighten up to be serious Stanley Cup contenders. So, what should they do about it and can they pull it off?

PHT’s own Jason Brough and Mike Halford discuss the Penguins’ D in their latest video clip.

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