3 NHL Teams Slumping at the Wrong Time

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3 NHL Teams Slumping at the Wrong Time
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Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins are fighting to regain much needed momentum heading into the playoffs.

It's not how you start, it's how you finish.

Case in point: the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks.

The eventual Stanley Cup champions won six of their final seven regular season games, gaining a sturdy gait just as the playoffs started and riding that momentum all the way to the Finals.

Peaking early and the ensuing letdown can be a real problem for an NHL team with true Stanley Cup aspirations.

Find out which four NHL teams are in jeopardy of slumping at the worst time possible.

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