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Penguins clinch Atlantic Division against Hurricanes

Apr 9, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have already clinched a playoff spot.

On Tuesday, the Penguins, the big winners in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline, clinched the Atlantic Division.

The Penguins fell behind by a goal to the Carolina Hurricanes in the third period, but roared back with three goals in the final 10 minutes and 11 seconds for the 5-3 win.

Not only did the Penguins get the win, they got a goal from Brenden Morrow, who was acquired in a trade with the Dallas Stars prior to the deadline.

It was Morrow’s first goal as a member of the Penguins.

The Penguins, who in March went on a 15-game winning streak, have won their last two games after a brief two-game losing streak.

  1. Stiller43 - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Good solid road win. 1 or 2 seed is all locked up…i dont care which one it is, i just hope croz, martin, neal, and letang heal quick.

  2. pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Good to see the Penguins win the final Atlantic Division. They won the final Patrick Division title in 92-93 and they also won the newly formed Northeast division in 93-94 so maybe we could repeat that feat again next year possibly. Morrows goal was dirty…looked like a Sid or Malkin goal. Its also good to see #InvisibleMalkin come out and score a goal to become #VisibleMalkin again. Now all that matters is getting healthy for the playoffs and hope to make a deep run in the playoffs. LETS GO PENS!!!!

  3. live4hockey - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    …man, you had to mention that 92-93 season…that was probably the most disappointed I have ever been in the playoffs. That was, in my opinion, the greatest Pens team ever. They fell well short of what they should have done! Hopefully, we don’t see that type of repeat performance in the post season. Damn you David Volek!!

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      I was born at 10:26 am on May 3, 1993 (Thanks mom)…so I was alive for that series. My dad has always said that series should’ve never went to a seventh game. Had Stevens not gotten hurt on his hit that game might’ve played out differently but no one can truly know. One can only hope that we don’t have a repeat twenty years later but we shall see.

      • drone501 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

        did your dad tell you that barasso got beat on a slapshot from east liberty. lol

    • myroncopesflask - Apr 10, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      Damn that team really supposed to do big things. Jagr was 5th in scoring on that team with 94 points! 5th!!!!

  4. ironman721 - Apr 10, 2013 at 5:20 AM

    No Crosby
    No Neal
    No Latang
    No Problem! Let’s go Pen’s🐧❗

  5. drone501 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    was there ever a doubt.

  6. bru308 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    … And all over southeast Pennsylvania, Flyers fans are slowly pulling their Phillies gear out of their closets. You think Claude will make the cover of NHL ’14?

  7. deeboy - Apr 10, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    God the Hurricanes goaltending stinks without Ward

  8. ironcity6pak - Apr 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Marrow’s goal was definitely a top 10 play on espn, if he can play like that in the playoffs the pens will be tough to beat. Without letang and Martin the playoffs will be heart burn city.

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