March 27, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Strait (37) handles the puck in the defensive zone in front of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) against the New York Islanders during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The New York Islanders won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a fight for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, and they'll take on the Bruins on Tuesday looking to hold onto that spot.
There are just three games left on the regular season schedule for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and having locked up a playoff spot a while ago, the only thing left to play for is home ice advantage in the opening round. They lead the Phildalphia Flyers by just one point heading into their matchup with the Bruins on Tuesday. The game starts at 7:30 pm and can be found on ROOT Sports.
The Penguins are currently locked into the fourth spot in the playoffs despite having the second most points in the Eastern Conference. They need to get some wins in their next three games, but their schedule is absolutely brutal. The defending champions are bad enough, but then they get to play the Rangers, and finally a game against the Flyers that could be for all the marbles.
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