Pittsburgh Penguins Players of the Month, October 2009

Posted: 31st October 2009 by Sergey Zikov in NHL
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Although the Pittsburgh Penguins capped off the month of October with a Halloween loss to the Minnesota Wild, there has never been a better opening month in franchise history. With 11 victories in October, they not only topped the best Penguins mark in the month, but also tied the best start by a defending Stanley Cup champion. But the great success has came at a great price, as Evgeni Malkin , Sergei Gonchar, and Tyler Kennedy have all missed multiple games and nobody knows for sure how many more the trio will be forced to sit out. Either way, the Penguins have waddled on without them. Let's look at the players who made the biggest difference in their early-season success. All ratings are based off a scale fromázero to 10, where 0-2 is abysmal, 3-4 is poor, 5 is average, 6 is a g ...

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