Pittsburgh Penguins: A Look Back at a Successful Season

June 14th, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
On September 28, 2008, Dave Molinari wrote the following in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : "Don't get the wrong idea. History doesn't completely rule out the possibility of the Penguins winning the Stanley Cup in 2009. It just comes awfully close."

The 2009-2010 season started with commemorating the victory that many, including Molinari, called improbable, if not impossible.

The raising of the Stanley Cup banner minutes before the first game of the season was the last time a banner would be raised into the aged rafters of Mellon Arena.

It was an emotional time for players and fans, remembering the previous miracle run with the knowledge that this was the last season for Old Lady Mellon.

Hopes were especially high that the Pens could repeat and kick off the new Consol Energy Center with a second consecutive banner raise.

Those hopes were kept very alive as the Pens went 11-3 in the month of October. 

It was official: The Stanley Cup hangover was a non-factor for the Pens.

The improbable began to look possible once again.

While the 2009-2010 team looked very similar to the team that wo ...

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