The Penguins currently stand at 6th in the Eastern Conference standings, and are one point out of the Atlantic divison lead. With the injury plagues that they have had this season that isn't bad. But now they face the biggest task of them all now they are without the captain Sidney Crosby. Currently their record this season without Sid is 1-1-1. Evgeni Malkin has done a good job carrying the team. The injuries might catch up to them because currently they are without Gary Roberts, Mark Eaton, Marc-Andre Fleury, Adam Hall, Tyler Kennedy, and of course Sideny Crosby. In the next coming weeks this young team will face the biggest challenges that it has ever faced. All I know is that if Ty Conklin and Evgeni Malkin continue the way they have been playing the Pens stand a good shot at staying in the playoff race and for the divison lead. Keep it up guys and the Pens will be playing hockey come Mid-April!