The Penguins won seven straight shootouts on their way to an 8-2 record in games decided by a shootout round. These weren't consecutive games, but it was still an impressive streak and the Pens have continued their shootout success into 2010.
It seemed like every other game the Penguins played this season without their two superstars ended in shootout. While it is an uncanny way to decide a highly competitive contest, it is exciting and suspenseful nonetheless.
In late March, the Pens held four consecutive opponents even through the OT period and into the finality of a shootout. Even more impressive, they snatched two points in each of those four games, setting an NHL record.
Pittsburgh finished the 2010 season with 10 shootout wins in 13 appearances. Unfortunately there are no shootouts in the playoffs, but here is a tribute to the players that contributed greatly in the many decisive shootout rounds of the Penguins regular season.