7 Things the Pittsburgh Penguins Must Do to Win the Stanley Cup

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3. Stay Healthy

I’m not even going to tell you how many man-games the Penguins lost to injury last year. Most of that was during the regular season anyway. What I am going to say is that many Penguins were playing through tough injuries when they were eliminated from the playoffs last year.

Sidney Crosby was battling a wrist injury that needed some serious physical therapy this offseason. The Penguins’ young defensive stud, Olli Maatta, had off-season shoulder surgery from an injury occurring during the 2014 playoffs.

Now, I’m sure every team had their fair share of injuries during the playoffs, but having Crosby and Maatta laboring didn’t do the Penguins any favors, especially in the Rangers series.