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All kidding aside...

February 19. 2013 5:43PM
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After Friday's game - the one in which Eric Tangradi registered a hat trick with three power play goals (not sure if that's ever been done in team history, still checking on that), his teammates still found an avenue for some good-natured kidding.
The guys were joking that all those goals came from a about four feet away from the net, Tangradi said.
But what the Penguins were able to accomplish as a whole on the power play isn't a joke. After going scoreless in 18 chances over the previous four games, the Penguins registered a 3-for-5 mark on the power play. Talk about a quick turnaround.
But when it comes to Tangradi, it's simply man against boys. He's developed to the point where his size and strength match his ability to handle the puck. He sheds defenders with ease and has become immovable in front of the net.
Simply put, when the lockout ends Tangradi's a lock to go back to Pittsburgh, probably permanently.
- After the game I caught up with ex-Pen Colin McDonald in the hallway outside of the locker rooms. McDonald said he's enjoying his time with Bridgeport and admitted he does miss Wilkes-Barre and the Penguins organization. It was tough to leave, he said, but the decision was based on where he felt he would get his best shot for more NHL games. McDonald is one of the true good guys of the sport, and you can't blame him for pursuing the best opportunity for his career.

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