PREVIEW: Penguins Game 57 vs. Kraken

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It’s Leap Day, and while the Pittsburgh Penguins will need more than one win to jump ahead of some of the teams ahead of them, they will get a chance Thursday to continue an important road trip on a positive note when they meet the Kraken in Seattle.

The Penguins (27-21-8) play the second of four games out west after opening the trip Tuesday with an impressive 4-3 overtime win at Vancouver.

In Seattle (25-22-1), the Penguins face a team with a similar record and that likewise is desperate for wins and points in a chase to try to get into the playoffs.

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The Penguins have won three games in a row, have points in four straight games (3-0-1) and are 4-1-1 in their past six games.

It sure seems as if they will need to continue that type of pace to have a shot at a spot in the postseason. They are seven points out of the second wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference and third place in the Metropolitan Division, with a couple teams in their way but with games in hand.

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