Penguins vs. Predators, Game 75: lines, notes

The Pittsburgh Penguins could be out of the Eastern Conference playoff field again by the end of the evening.

Oh, and their next chance to pick up points after they face Nashville tonight at 7:08 at PPG Paints Arena will be Saturday afternoon, when Boston — yeah, that Boston, the one on pace to finish with 63 victories and 132 points — comes to town.

Suffice to say, getting a victory in Detroit, where the Red Wings are still going through a lengthy rebuild, two nights ago likely would have been a lot easier than trying to beat the Bruins figures to be.

One thing the Penguins might have working for them in a couple of days, though, is a real sense of desperation. The kind rooted in being in true danger of sitting out the playoffs.

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