Grading the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stars after the First Quarter of the Season

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Feb 7, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center

Sidney Crosby

(87) talks to center

Evgeni Malkin

(71) during a time-out against the New York Rangers in the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins have put 22 games in the books this season, meaning the first quarter of their 2014-15 campaign has come and gone.

With that being the case, enough time has passed that we may begin to see the team’s identity take shape, as well as the roles carved out for various players.

The Pens went through a number of significant changes in the offseason. They’ve rebounded nicely with some strong play thus far, but how are the stars performing for Pittsburgh?

Pens Labyrinth has you covered with our quarter-mark grades: