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Iginla, Penguins embrace expectations after trade

Updated: March 28, 2013, 11:08 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby knows the Pittsburgh Penguins will be considered Stanley Cup contenders so long as his familiar No. 87 hangs in the dressing room.

"We're always in the conversation as far as favorites," Crosby said.

At the moment, a case could be made the Penguins are the only ones in it.

Riding a 14-game winning streak following a 4-0 romp over Winnipeg on Thursday, Pittsburgh's quest for the franchise's fourth Cup will receive a rocket-fueled boost when newly acquired ...

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