Pastrnak’s hat trick dooms Penguins, 4-3

The Pittsburgh Penguins got a good look at a Stanley Cup-caliber team Saturday.

And it wasn’t in a mirror.

Glance at one of those, and they’d see a club that is far from certain of getting a chance to participate in the Stanley Cup playoffs, let alone capable of making a serious run at the franchise’s sixth championship.

Their 4-3 loss to Boston at PPG Paints Arena left the Penguins one point ahead of Florida in the fight for the second wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference playoff field, pending the outcome of the Panthers’ game in Columbus Saturday night.

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