Pittsburgh Penguins: Are They Peaking Too Early in the Season?

December 12th, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
Following the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat of the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night, the Pens extended their winning streak to an impressive 12 games, but questions begin to arise if they are peaking too early in the NHL season.

In January of last season, the Washington Capitals went on a franchise-best 14-game winning streak. All eyes were on them at the time and the Caps were touted as the best team in the League, sure favorites to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals and possibly win after a bitter end the previous season.

The claims were quickly tucked away when the Caps lost in the first round of the playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens. Analysts claimed the Caps peaked too soon.

Are the Pens on a similar path, bringing the Ws in the bunches before the new year has even begun?

The answer is a resounding no in the simplest sense of the question.


Well firstly, the Pens haven't peaked yet.

The Pens have been dominating their games of late without the services of two of the best players on the team, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal, both of whom are sitting in the pressbox for injuries. Malkin is in b ...

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