Penguins vs. Bruins, game 76: lines, likely goalies

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a few really good reasons to try to defeat Boston at PPG Paints Arena this afternoon.

The most important is also the most obvious: With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Penguins still are not assured of a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

That means every point they can earn in their final seven games, beginning with that meeting with the Bruins sometime after 3 p.m., is potentially precious, and could be what qualifies them for postseason competition for the 17th consecutive season.

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