Desperate Times, Penguins Game 50 vs. Panthers preview

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The Pittsburgh Penguins, desperate for points, take on one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference on Wednesday when the Florida Panthers visit.

The Penguins (23-19-7) are back home after falling in both games of a weekend road trip and sit seven points (and four teams) out of the second wildcard spot in the East.

The Panthers (33-15-4) are coming off a 4-0 win Saturday over Colorado, one of the top teams in the West.

Penguins preview

It could be quite a boost for the Penguins to knock off Florida.

The Penguins are 3-4-3 in their past 10 games and have missed several chances to make headway in the Metropolitan Division and Eastern Conference wildcard race.

For a team whose strength was supposed to be offense, the Penguins have struggled to score. They have scored as many as three goals twice in the past seven games.

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