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Talk between Sens, Pens heats up heading into Wednesday's opener

Updated: April 8, 2008, 10:12 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Well, it's hardly the Black Sox Scandal of 1919, but thanks to Ottawa GM/coach Bryan Murray for giving us the first sidebar of the playoffs on a silver platter.

No doubt trying to deflect some of the attention away from his miserable, injury-plagued squad, Murray opened the playoff banter by suggesting the Penguins had tanked Game 82 of the regular season against Philadelphia in order to avoid a first-round matchup against the Flyers and draw his underdog Senators.

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