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In addition to Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin is obviously a brilliant compliment, who has earned the right to be called a top player in this league, having won an Art Ross Trophy in 2008-09 after recording 113 points. The two-time Hart Trophy nominee is an astounding talent and steps his game up when it really matters: in the playoffs. Through 62 career playoff games, Malkin has tallied 73 points. That includes his remarkable 2009 postseason run when he accumulated 36 points in 24 games, en route to a Conn Smythe Trophy, making him the first Russian to ever take home the award.
With Sidney Crosby and Malkin the obvious dynamos up front for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the rest of the offensive guns help comprise quite the offensive crew.
James Neal is currently leading the Penguins in points (26) and goals (15). Jordan Staal, second on the team in goals, has emerged as a top power forward in the game, capable of playing both ends of the ice. Pascal Dupuis, often a top winger for Crosby, is currently third on the team in points, with 21 through 28 games.
Chris Kunitz also gets top minutes for the Pens, providing a speedy forecheck, while also contributing offensively. Steve Sullivan, a veteran presence brought in from Nashville over the summer, is also playing around 16 minutes each game and is showing he still can be an impact player.
The Pens have a steady offensive flow up front. They just need their top guns to remain healthy.