Wow. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 7 straight games to open the playoffs. 10 times in NHL history a team has opened 7-0. Eight of those teams went on to win the Stanley Cup.
That's a great omen for Pittsburgh. I must admit, I didn't think they'd be this good. I figured they'd eventually face some adversity (I thought that adversity would come in the form of the New York Rangers) and they would have to suffer the same disappointment that most NHL champions have to go through.
But the Penguins keep on marching. Marc-Andre Fleury has been better than I expected. The blue liners have been better than everyone expected. Players on every line are chipping in in ways they're not normally associated with - bangers scoring goals, scorers banging bodies. It is pretty much the perfect mix, and we haven't even mentioned the names of superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin yet.
At this stage it is tough to see anyone stopping them, especially in the East.