Here's a look at how the Penguins are doing in various outlets' NHL power rankings this week. As you'll see below, the results are a little bit scattershot, but the Pens typically end up somewhere around No. 10. It might have been interesting to see how Wednesday night's loss against the Stars, and the breakdown of the Brent Johnson/ Marc-Andre Fleury Jekkyl/Hyde dynamic would have affected things. The Pens have been about average so far this year; that's unlikely to continue, but until it stops, most outlets will probably think of the Pens as a middle-of-the-pack team.â†µ
SB Nation: 7th in Eastern Conference.
It might just officially be a goalie controversy in Pittsburgh. Fans are talking about playing [Brent Johnson] only against "inferior teams."â†µ
A players-only meeting just 11 games into the season? That's what happens when you have high standards. The Penguins responded with a solid win in Carolina.â†µ
CBS Sports: 9.â†µ
Goalie Brent Johnson has been a great story for the Pens -- the team's record in its new digs, not so much.â†µ
FOX Sports: 20.â†µ
For the second time this season, Brent Johnson helped the Penguins put and end to a losing streak. In the beginning of the year, Johnson halted a two-game losing streak for the Pens. In Week 4, the 33-year-old put an end to a three-game skid by blanking the Hurricanes 3-0 in their building on Saturday.â†µ
The Penguins are 8-for-62 on the power play this season, and that's inexcusable given their talent levels. That leaves the Pens 21st in the NHL in power-play efficiency, and that just shouldn't be happening. Something isn't quite right yet in Pittsburgh.â†µ
So one could own a bottle of melted ice from The Igloo at $40 a pop. How much are they charging for the urinals?