Pittsburgh Penguins: Top 5 Issues Facing the Team Before Playoffs

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Feb 6, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins have only 16 games remaining in the regular season. The highs and lows of the season have come and gone, the trade deadline has passed, and the team on the ice now is the one that will head into the postseason as the Pens try to claim the second Stanley Cup of the Sidney Crosby era.

That being said, the Pens are looking far from perfect at the moment. They look like a strong club, one of the best in the league, surely, but they remain a far cry from being considered the favourite to win the Cup.

With very little time to sort out any issues facing the team, here are the top 5 things the Pens must address as the season nears its close: