Pittsburgh Penguins Need To Get More Consistent

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: Marc-Andre Fleury
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 14: Marc-Andre Fleury /

The Pittsburgh Penguins just suffered a loss in a close game to the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are currently 16-14-3. We may be over .500, but things are not looking so great for us. We’ve lost four out of our last five games and we’ve been paying the consequences for it. This is a growing concern as the league’s standings get tighter and tighter and we keep getting pushed out of the playoff picture.

Pittsburgh Penguins
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Pittsburgh Penguins

Consistency is a thing that’s hard to come by. Not every team can be consistent. But consistency is also an indicator that something needs to be fixed. We were supposed to three-peat this year, and so far, things are not looking that great.

A Growing Concern

Consistency has been our issue all season if we really look back. We started the season with a weak 1-1-1 record, and now we have been dropping games without being able to hold any true winning streaks.

We have fallen to sixth in the Metropolitan Division, and although we are only one point out of a playoff spot, if we don’t whip ourselves back into form we may not be seeing the playoffs this season, let alone the Stanley Cup.

Consistency Starts Within

It’s not just our record that has been inconsistent though, but our team as a whole hasn’t been.

Our offence is lacking. We have several good games and several bad games. Our leading scorer right now is Phil Kessel, and although Sidney Crosby has really been on fire as of late, he started the season off a little slow. If we can get our stars as well as our support players contributing at a more even pace, we can string together more wins.

Our defence is a major concern when it comes to consistency. I really see a lot of issues there some games and we need to find solutions for them. Perhaps new pairings could help tackle our struggles.

Things need to change and we need to change them quick.