They skated to a fourth seed in the Eastern Conference for last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, a season which saw head coach Dan Bylsma take home the Jack Adams Trophy for coach of the year.
They have gotten off to an even stronger start this year, as they are currently 6-2-2 with 14 points for second in the conference and first in the Atlantic Division.
Despite what naysayers think, the Penguins have shown that being without their two superstars, Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, is no big deal.
But with top defenseman Zbynek Michalek joining the wounded with a broken finger, can the Penguins keep it up?
I say yes, and here's why.