How low can they go? Penguins crushed, 6-0

When the Pittsburgh Penguins traveled to New York a few days ago for a pair of games against the Rangers, they had to realize that they had no real hope of overtaking the Rangers for third place in the Metropolitan Division.

What they probably didn’t realize was that when they returned home early Sunday morning, they’d be a whole lot closer to sitting out the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 17 years than they are to any of the teams above them in the Metro.

They departed Manhattan with no points — but surely a megadose of humility — to show for their visit after being embarrassed by New York, 6-0, at Madison Square Garden.

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