Pittsburgh Penguins: Success Despite Injuries Indicates Season’s Turning Point

February 3rd, 2011 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
The NHL should take note of what is brewing in western Pennsylvania because the Pittsburgh Penguins are finding their steam without the help of superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, a seemingly nightmarish situation for a team that depends highly on their skill centers.

The rest of the Pens, however, would have none of it and are riding a four-game winning streak without the services of Crosby and Malkin and, as of recent, Mark Letestu who is being evaluated with a lower-body injury.

To call the Pens depleted would be a severe understatement, but a lack of Crosby and Malkin in the lineup has been anything but a problem.

In fact, it could very well become the Pens' biggest blessing of the season because of the growth taking place within the team.

The Pens had an usual start to the 2010-2011 season. Pumped to avenge their poor showing against the Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs paired with the grand opening of the new Consol Energy Center, the Pens were ready to kick the door open to the new season but fell in the season opener to cross-state rivals the Philadelphia Flyers.

The following game, a rematch of the serie ...

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