Pittsburgh Penguins Dominate January 2022

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The Pittsburgh Penguins dominated in January 2022.  The Pens won 10 of the 15 games they played in the Month.

The Penguins entered January with a 7-game winning streak.  They simply added to that streak, continuing to win another three games, to begin the month.

All told, the Penguins had themselves a 10-game win streak, the longest in the NHL this season to date, until the Dallas loss on Jan08.22.

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Winners don’t get discouraged. They pick themselves up, press re-set and keep moving forward. So, the Penguins pressed re-set, and put together another 5-game win streak from Jan15 to Jan 25.

The Penguins ended the month of January on a four-game losing skid (Two games in Overtime and one in a Shootout).

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Pittsburgh Penguins as of Feb04.2022

27-11-8 = 62 Points

3rd in the Metropolitan Division (Up from 7th Place in Oct)

5th in the Eastern conference (Up from 13th Place in Oct)

6th in the NHL overall (Up from 22nd overall in Oct)

Pittsburgh Penguins are holding the #3 Playoff Spot, in the Metropolitan Division (Eastern Conference).


Guentzel #59 leads the Penguins with 47 Points to date.  However, he had a productive January, scoring 8 Goals and adding 8 Assists.  From Nov13.21 against Ottawa, up to Jan13.2022 against LA Kings, #59 put together an 18-game points streak.

Crosby #87, has increased his point total month over month.  7 points in November, 11 points in December and now 20 points in January.  It official, Crosby is on fire.  He has 47 points in 34 games.  Our Leader is Back.

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Rust #17, lit up January like a firecracker, scoring 10 goals and adding 11 assists for 21 points.  Rust scored 7 goals in 3 games to start the month off with a bang.

Malkin #71, got healthy and returned to the line-up.  He has scored 13 points in 12 games up until the All-Star Break.

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Overall, the Penguins are playing good team defense.  The Forwards are helping in coverage.  The Defensemen are standing the opposition up at the blueline.  And Jarry #35 is holding down the fort.

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Goaltender Jarry #35, played lights, out crazy good, for most of the Month. Jarry put together 8 wins in January alone.

As of Feb 04.2022

Jarry 23 Wins – 3rd overall in the NHL.

Jarry .923 Save % – 6th overall in the NHL.

Jarry 2.21 GAA  – 4th overall in the NHL.

Jarry 3 Shut Outs – 3rd-Tied overall in the NHL.

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Power Play

The Penguins Power Play is getting back to where we like it.  The Penguin Power Play is Converting at 28.6% in the Month of January. The Penguin Power Play ranks 11th overall in the NHL, with a 22.1% conversion rate.

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Penalty Kill

The Penguins Penalty Kill has been tremendous this season.  The Penguins killed off 40 consecutive penalties over 15 games, during January 2022.  It was simply put, a Penalty Kill Clinic.  The Penguin Penalty Kill ranks 2nd overall in the NHL, with an 87.5% kill rate.

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My View from the Cheap Seats

From December 04.2021 to Jan 25.2022, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been, MUST SEE TV.  They play Fast.  They play Hard. They Score.  They Defend.  They have an All-World Goalie.  The Pens are a 4-Line, well balanced team, poised to make a run for the cup this year.  I can’t wait for the Playoffs to begin.  I like our chances.

Quote of the Day:

“Almost everyone’s instinct is to be overconfident and read way too much into a hot or cold streak.”

Nate Silver – Writer