By Joe Depto (@PensDeptoTFP)
The Pittsburgh Penguins roller coaster ride seems to be coming to an end. From December 29th, 2011-January 11th, 2012, the Penguins went on a six game losing streak that placed the team under the microscope like nothing else has since Michel Therrien was fired. The team responded with a white hot eight game win streak that lasted until the first of this month. In their previous seven games, the Pens have gone an even-keeled 3-3-1.
Despite the balance of wins/losses on-ice, the Penguins have reached a point in the season where they must determine their identity just as much as style of play.
Tomorrow’s clash against rival Philadelphia could be a sneak-peak at a first round matchup in the eastern conference. Looking ahead to Tuesday, the Penguins host the conference-best New York Rangers – a game that could be considered a must-win if the Penguins hope to throw their hat in the Atlantic division race. And the elephant in the room? February 27th – the day w...