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Penguins need to capitalize on their speed to regain Stanley Cup Final momentum

Penguins need to capitalize on their speed to regain Stanley Cup Final momentum

No defeat has to be a total loss unless the team that fell short doesn’t learn from what went wrong. The Pittsburgh Penguins, stung by a 3-2 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, said Sunday they had much to gain by dissecting the defeat that trimmed their lead to two games to one.

They did many things right. The Penguins outshot the Sharks for the third straight game, this time by 42-26, for a series lead of 113-74. And the Penguins won the shot-blocking battle by getting in the way of 38 shots, as many as they had blocked in their two home wins combined.

But Pittsburgh Coach Mike Sullivan saw enough flaws to conduct a full practice...

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