The Pittsburgh Penguins got back to practice on Monday after a brief Christmas break, and they are looking to close out 2011 on a high note and carry any momentum into January of 2012 and beyond.
Pittsburgh is once again in solid playoff position in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in fifth place with a record of 20-11-4 and 44 points. They have proven that they are consistent playoff contenders and can win without captain Sidney Crosby in the lineup.
However, in order to keep up their success, several key players must set individual goals and meet them throughout the remainder of 2011and going into 2012.
Hopefully, the players in this slideshow take their New Year's resolutions seriously and don't just stop following through on them after the first week of January. (I'm looking at you, all of you who resolve every year to go to the gym, get more organized and stop procrastinating...oh wait, that was me. Oops.)
Here are some good resolutions for a few Penguins players to work on in 2012.