PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins might have created more questions than answers while advancing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Penguins won their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in six games, but did so in less than convincing fashion. The inability to play a full 60-minute game forced the Penguins to come back from two two-goal deficits, caused them to lose two games after holding multigoal leads and had them escape with a 4-3 win in Game 6 Monday after leading 4-0 midway through the third period.
"We didn't play right," forward Evgeni Malkin said. "It's the playoffs. We need to understand how important it is to play 60 minutes. We just a little bit lost focus."