When the NHL trade deadline rolls around in about four months, the annual demand for Penguins general manager Ray Shero to acquire a scoring winger will erupt.

But this time, such a move might be unnecessary.

Despite not having the prodigious playmaking skills of centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for much of the season's first month, the Penguins are receiving scoring from, of all places, their wingers.

One of the wingers off to a strong start realizes that fans will still expect the Penguins to enhance their team with a "scoring winger" at some point during the season.

"They'll say that every year," right wing Pascal Dupuis said. "We're used to that. I can only bring what I can bring."

So far, Dupuis and his fellow wingers have been bringing sufficient amounts of offense.