Understand that Tony Granato has no special psychic powers.

It was not a gift for seeing into the future that allowed him to predict a few days ago that Chris Kunitz was on the cusp of ending his season-long goal-scoring drought.

Instead, it was a simple recognition of history, a grasp of what Kunitz has done in the past and how that shaped what the Penguins could expect from him in games to come.

"He's so rock-solid," Granato said. "He's done a great job on the [power play] in front of the net -- he's created some goals for us on the power play, just by his presence in front of the net -- so he'll get it going.