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The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Trying To Stay Relevant

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

‘Beyond Headlines’ is a deeper dive into some of the stories — and even some that weren’t — discussed each week on Hockey Night in Canada’s ‘Headlines’ segment.

You could have lost a lot of money over the years betting against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

But after seeing Evgeni Malkin knocked out for an unspecified, but not insignificant period of time with a lower-body soft-tissue injury, it’s hard not to view this as one of the biggest challenges the Penguins have faced in the Crosby/Malkin Era.

They are a remarkable 13-for-13 in playoff appearances with that generationally-great pair as teammates, but the salary cap exists as a force meant to drag against any run of sustained success like the one Pittsburgh has enjoyed.

It doesn’t help that the Penguins were capped out to start the season and then saw Malkin, Alex Galchenyuk, Nick Bjugstad and Bryan Rust all injured.

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