Pittsburgh Penguins: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up for Jets and Wild Games

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Pittsburgh Penguins: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up for Jets and Wild Games
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The Pittsburgh Penguins landed in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sunday  for the start of a short, two-game road trip. They have back-to-back games, starting with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night, and then they play the Minnesota Wild in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

However, the Penguins made this trip without some key players. According to the Penguins Inside Scoop Twitter account, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Dustin Jeffrey and Brooks Orpik stayed behind in Pittsburgh, as all four are still recovering from injuries.

The Penguins are coming off two consecutive losses and need to right the ship. Without three big players, others will have to step up.

So who will be feeling the pressure once the puck drops on Monday?

Here are five players who need to have solid games.

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