Top Three Reasons Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Are Slumping

November 17th, 2009 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
There are a lot of reasons why the Penguins are in as bad of a slump as they are right now, but here are the top three contributing factors.

3. Offensive Scoring Drought

The Pittsburgh offense has started to get better during the past few games against Anaheim and Boston, but it was a bigger factor during the four game losing streak that the Penguins dealt with.

During those four games, the Pens only scored three goals, a statistic that I'm sure you are way too familiar with. However, a lot of this happened when Malkin left with his injury.

While Malkin was gone, the lines had to be adjusted. Most of the team had to work with somebody that they aren't familiar with. This explains the bad passes that the Pens have been making. It also explains why they haven't been able to make plays in the offensive zone.

2. Fleury's Mini-Slump

This isn't something that Pens fans need to worry about. We all know that Fleury is a great goalie and that he's going to play very well this season.

However, that doesn't mean the entire season is going to be easy for him. There's going to be a point in the season where Fleu ...

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