Penguins make a point … but don’t get one in 3-2 loss

This was a night when it seemed as if the Jenga tower that is the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup might collapse.

Already down four defensemen because of injuries, they were missing their No. 1 goaltender and feared they might be without at least one of their top two left wingers, if not both.

For a team that had just escaped an exasperating four-game losing streak, there was every reason to wonder if their 5-2 victory in Denver Wednesday night had been nothing more than a three-hour reprieve from reality.

But despite the injuries and playing the previous night and facing the team that sits atop the Central Division, the Penguins hung with Dallas throughout what became a 3-2 loss at the American Airlines Center.

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