7 Things the Pittsburgh Penguins Must Do to Win the Stanley Cup

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1. B-E-A-T the Flyers

The Penguins need to find a way to get past their in state rivals. Period.

Despite the fact that the Penguins are the far superior team, they have this annoying knack of playing down to other teams — especially the Flyers.

Last year, the Penguins won only one of their five meetings against the bullies. The teams have matched up only once this year, but the Fly-guys handed the Penguins a 5-3 on home ice.

The Pens cannot continue to be rattled in these rivalries, high-pressure contests, or over-hyped games. After all, that is exactly what the playoffs are made of.