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Penguins Roster Analysis: Some Forwards Sizzle, Others Fizzle (+)



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The Pittsburgh Penguins have gotten excellent offensive production from their top line, particularly Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel, through the first 46 games of 2023-24.

Conversely, they haven’t gotten as much as they want — or need — from the third and fourth units.

And the No. 2 line? Sometimes awesome, sometimes absent.

If the Penguins are to return to the Stanley Cup playoffs, they likely must have the No. 1 line maintain its output, while getting more — and more often — from the other three.

Here’s a look at the 20 forwards who have appeared in Penguins games in 2023-24:

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