5 Recent Trends That Should Worry the Pittsburgh Penguins

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5 Recent Trends That Should Worry the Pittsburgh Penguins
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Despite an avalanche of injuries that have cost them most of their starting defensemen for long stretches of the season, as well as the immensely valuable and versatile Pascal Dupuis probably for the rest of the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are right where they want to be.

Sitting comfortably in first place in the Metropolitan Division, the Pens are among the league leaders both offensively and defensively and look to be on their way to clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the postseason.

However, there are causes for concern, and while they may prove to short-lived hiccups, they have the potential to be long-term weaknesses.

With just a few weeks remaining until the Olympic break, let's take a look at five recent trends that should worry the Pens coaches, players and fans.

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