By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
The Pittsburgh Penguins have played more hockey over the past two years than any other team in the National Hockey League.
That is what happens when you win back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships.
The Penguins won their second-straight Stanley Cup last June when they defeated the Nashville Predators 4-2 in their best of seven playoff series.
Pittsburgh’s success can be largely contributed to their “three-headed monster” which comes in the form of Team Captain Sidney Crosby and Assistant Captains Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel.
All three players currently sit tied for fourth in league scoring with 66 points a piece.
Evgeni Malkin leads the team in goals scored with 32, which is also good for second spot in the league, trailing only Washington Capitals sniper Alexander Ovechkin who currently has netted 34.
The Penguins currently sit in second spot in the Metropolitan Division with 70-points and seem poised for another run at this year’s Stanley Cup Championship.
Pittsburgh has gone 8-1-1 over the course of their last ten games and seem to have found their groove just in time for their next playoff run.
The Penguins are hoping to become the first team since the 1983 New York Islanders to win three straight Stanley Cups.