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Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik (44) skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Photo by: Gene J. Puskar
Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik (44) skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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