This team has its flaws and soft spots, and most of them have surfaced at some point in the first six-plus weeks of this season.
But it also has some of the game's most gifted and creative players.
And every now and then, those guys make that point to anyone who might have forgotten.

Occasionally, like in the third period of the Penguins' 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night at Consol Energy Center, they do it just a few shifts apart.
The Penguins were trying to overcome a 2-1 deficit when Evgeni Malkin, playing in his first game after sitting out four because of a concussion, set the bar of individual excellence with what coach Dan Bylsma called "a great, unbelievable power move."
Malkin stole a pass by Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer in the neutral zone and skated into the right circle, then cut toward the slot and, after knifing between Brewer and defense partner Matt Carle, threw a shot past goalie Anders Lindback to tie the score at 5:38.
"It didn't look like there was any way to get between those two guys," teammate Sidney Crosby said. "And he found a way."
Less than two minutes later, Crosby and Kris Letang found a way to make a run at the standard Malkin had established.
And, in the process, to generate the goal that put the Penguins on top to stay.
Crosby carried the puck across the blue line then gave it to Letang. He took it around the Tampa Bay net before throwing a cross-ice pass to Crosby, who beat Lindback from inside the right circle.


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