Yes, they did win the cup last year. But can they repeat those stellar playoff wins? Putting up a total of 241 goals during the regular season, they had a great start. Also when new coach Mike Sullivan over Christmas break stepped in, he had a large, positive, impact on the team. His prior experience coaching Pittsburgh’s minor league team, the Wilkes-Barre Penguins, gave him the knowledge needed to bring up young players without taking too much money out of their salary cap. Also the Penguins captain Sidney Crosby started to contribute after Christmas break, racking up an explosive 85 points on the season.
Personally, in my opinion, I believe that the Burgh can do it again this year. With the new phenom Conor Sheary, winning star of the week, scoring 6 goals and 9 points in the past seven days, it is very much in their realm. Furthermore, being in the top three of the metropolitan division for most of the season, it looks like we should make the playoffs with ease. Also, Sidney Crosby is having yet another great year, leading the NHL in goals right now with a very solid and consistent 28. Plus, in a recent stadium series game against the Flyers, the Penguins had a demanding 4-2 win giving them nice confidence boost to play well in the last leg of the season. The penguins as whole have only three losses at home this season right now, being a threat to the whole national hockey league. As you can see, the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise have shown many promising results that could lead to yet another Stanley Cup win this year.