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PREVIEW: Penguins Game 39 vs. Flyers

This story originally appeared on PittsburghHockeyNOW.com.

Arguably the Pittsburgh Penguins’ longest and nastiest rivalry resumes Monday when they play the Flyers in Pittsburgh.

There have been seasons in recent years when the Flyers weren’t overly competitive, rendering the rivalry a bit dull, but these days the Penguins (19-15-4) are looking up at Philadelphia (20-13-6) in the Metropolitan Division. What’s more, the Flyers swept a home-and-home in early December, 4-3 in a shootout and 2-1 in overtime.

With a regulation win, the Penguins can move to within two points of Philadelphia with a game in hand.

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When they dropped the two games to the Flyers, it was the start of a four-game losing streak. Now the Penguins seem to have found some consistency, their 3-1 loss Saturday against Buffalo notwithstanding.

Before that game, they were on an 8-2-1 surge.

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