Pittsburgh Penguins Find Success from Within

December 20th, 2009 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
Penguins announcers Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey said it best during the intermission report: "Sometimes, 1-1 games are like watching paint dry, but not this one."

It really has always been a story for the Pens.

Bankruptcy almost sent the team to Kansas City, but then the rise of young star power in Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Jordan Staal helped rebuild the team in Pittsburgh where they belong.

Crosby lead the team to back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals, the latter year after a horrific season that only improved after the firing of Michel Therrien and the hiring of Dan Bylsma.

And the Pens managed to take care of business, no matter what was thrown at them, and took home Lord Stanley.

Every team faces adversity be it with money problems, disappointing play from the team or injuries, but there's something about how the Penguins franchise faces every problem to make something better of it.

Saturday's game against the surprisingly hot Sabres was no different.

The Pens were taking advantage of a team going into a back-to-back game not anchored by Vezina candidate Ryan Miller.

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