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Flyers-Penguins Preview (The Associated Press)

Injuries to Christian Ehrhoff and Kris Letang have left the Pittsburgh Penguins down a defenseman, forcing a five-man rotation to play heavy minutes as they fight for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Philadelphia Flyers would like nothing more than to make their rivals’ situation more difficult. Pittsburgh looks to avoid dropping a seventh straight meeting when it hosts Philadelphia on Wednesday night. Letang was released Sunday with a concussion, but the Penguins (42-23-11) were left with Ben Lovejoy, Paul Martin, Rob Scuderi, Ian Cole and Derrick Pouliot on defense for that day’s 3-2 shootout win over San Jose.