Penguins Realizing Their Potential

March 21, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
 With the return of Sidney Crosby to aid Hart Trophy candidate Evgeni Malkin, the already-formidable Pittsburgh Penguins have become the NHL's hottest team, threatening to take over first place in the Eastern Conference. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
With the return of Sidney Crosby to aid Hart Trophy candidate Evgeni Malkin, the already-formidable Pittsburgh Penguins have become the NHL's hottest team, threatening to take over first place in the Eastern Conference. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)