5 Lineup Changes the Pittsburgh Penguins Should Consider for the New Year

December 26th, 2014 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
So far in 2014-15, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been winning despite ever-increasing odds.

As has often happened in the past, injuries and illnesses have become a central part of the Penguins story this season. Also rather typically, the team continues to call up players from the minors—then use them to win games.

It's pretty tough to muse on Pittsburgh's ideal line combinations when coach Mike Johnston has often had no idea which players will be skating for his team on any given night.

He can be thankful that Evgeni Malkin has anchored the team up front, and Marc-Andre Fleury is having a career-best season in goal. Everything else is pretty much up in the air.

Here are five lineup ideas that could keep the Penguins rolling through the second half of the season and on into the playoffs.

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