With only six games remaining on their 2013-14 schedule, the Pittsburgh Penguins have entered the final stage of their season. They sit atop the Metropolitan Division and possess a 48-23-5 record—good for yet another 100-plus point season for the Penguins.
The Division is all but locked up, and with an eight-point lead over the third-place Tampa Bay Lightning—and with nine points between Pittsburgh and the Eastern Conference's top team, the Boston Bruins—the Penguins will almost certainly be the second seed in the first round of the postseason.
There are answers to several important questions for the team, but all is not settled. For a squad that's been riddled with injuries all season long, a handful of inquires hang in the balance as the season winds down.
Statistics appear courtesy of NHL.com unless otherwise noted and are accurate through games played on April 1.