Winning the Atlantic Division is never an easy task. Just ask the Penguins. They really didn't need Tuesday night's 4-1 loss to the division rival Islanders to remind them of how difficult a task it can be. If this is indeed a golden age for the Penguins, it hasn't necessarily shown in division titles.
Since Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin joined forces in 2006, the Penguins have won the exact same number of Stanley Cup rings as division titles: One. And it wasn't even the same year. Is the Atlantic really the best of the NHL's six divisions as many have suggested? Or, perhaps, is it the Central Division? You can make a compelling argument for either.
Atlantic tough swimming for Penguins
Beaver County Times | Jan 30