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Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu appears to have a grim look on his face, even as the Steelers were beating Cleveland, 20-7, in yesterday's regular season finale. Perhaps he knew that despite the win, Pittsburgh would be eliminated from NFL playoff contention later in the day when San Diego edged Kansas City, 27-24, in overtime.

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Beginning tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL playoffs. So, who ya got? And in how many games?

Penguins, in five games or fewer. Too much firepower for the Blue Jackets, especially if Evgeni Malkin is ready to go.
Penguins, in six or seven games. It’s a pretty even matchup on defense, but Pittsburgh will grind it out.
Blue Jackets, in five games or fewer. Sergei Bobrovsky in goal for the Blue Jackets spells trouble for the Pens.
Blue Jackets, in six or seven games. Bobrovsky gives Columbus the edge, but it won’t be easy.
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