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PENGUINS ANXIOUS TO WRAP IT UP IN FLORIDA AND NOT TEMPT FATE

The Pittsburgh Penguins sound like the team one game away from elimination, not the Florida Panthers.

Although they lead their best-of-7 Eastern Conference finals 3-2, the Penguins consider tonight's Game 6 a must-win situation. They don't want to go back to Pittsburgh for a Game 7."Anything can happen - a hot goalie, a bad bounce," said Penguins captain Mario Lemieux, recalling their 1993 division-finals elimination by the underdog New York Islanders. on an odd Game 7 overtime goal.

The Penguins, who battled back from a 2-1 deficit in this series, can make it to the Stanley Cup finals for the third time in six years with a victory at Miami Arena over the third-year Panthers, who upset Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia in the last series.

The finals start Tuesday in Denver.