Whether they're adding player after player to an already star-laden roster or notching another victory during their impressive winning streak, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been making headlines for most of March.
Sidney Crosby believes none of it will matter in the grand scheme of things, though, unless Pittsburgh hoists the Stanley Cup.
With newly acquired Jarome Iginla not yet expected to play, Pittsburgh seeks a franchise-record 12th straight home victory and 15th in a row overall Saturday against the surging New York Islanders in a possible first-round playoff preview.
"I think everyone knows there are a ton of teams that have been (considered the favorite) that haven't panned out," Crosby said. "That's not a team that we want to be."
The Penguins (27-8-0) surely have enjoyed their lengthy overall winning streak that is now three victories shy of the franchise record set in 1993, but they haven't taken their focus off their ultimate goal.