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Revenge for Crosby slew-foot not on Rangers' minds

Brandon Dubinsky is not going to try and fight every one of the league's superstars, so the war of words between him and Sidney Crosby will apparently stay in the past.

"That's gone, I've forgotten about it," Dubinsky said of the allegations of dirty play he leveled at Crosby after Sid the Kid kicked Ryan Callahan's skates out during the Penguins' 3-1 win at the Garden on Nov. 29.

"We've got to focus on ourselves," Dubinsky said. "(Crosby) is a good player, we've got to play him hard. They're a tough team and we have to focus on finding a way to beat them."

The Penguins head into tonight's game with the Flyers having won 12 straight -- the Rangers, in fact, were the last team to beat Pittsbugh, a 3-2 overtime win on Nov. 15 at the Consol Center.

In that game, the Penguins scored twice in the final 2:31 minutes after a string of power plays; Henrik Lundqvist tossed his broken stick in the direction of the officials, drawing another penalty, and Marc Staal tied the game with a shorthanded goal with 1:26 left before Callahan won it in OT.

"We'd like to get a little bookend here," John Tortorella said. "We need to focus on playing. So many things happen in a game... We have a big enough challenge going into Pittsburgh to worry about all the other stuff."

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