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Sharks-Penguins Preview (The Associated Press)

Just after welcoming two of their leading scorers back, the tough-luck Pittsburgh Penguins suffered another big loss – this time on the defensive side – as they hobble toward the postseason. With Kris Letang likely to be sidelined, the host Penguins seek their first back-to-back victories in over three weeks Sunday night when they try to deny the San Jose Sharks a third straight win. Pittsburgh (41-23-11) totaled just nine goals over a 1-5-1 stretch that started March 14 when leading goal-scorer Evgeni Malkin (28 goals) went down with a lower-body injury versus Boston. The Penguins have gone 8-2-1 since Feb. 21 and 33-13-6 overall with both in the lineup.