The Pittsburgh Penguins have lived up to expectation through nine games this season and sit alone atop the Metropolitan Division. Despite a slew of injuries that have limited their starting lineup, the heavily favored group has registered a 7-2-0 record.
They will receive a boost on Friday night, as defenseman Kris Letang will make his season debut against the New York Islanders after starting the year on injured reserve due to an unidentified lower-body injury.
Today Letang, who will make his season debut tonight, said: "We’ll go with the flow & see how it goes." Go with the *flow* Kris, go with it.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 25, 2013
Since the start of the 2010 season, Letang has recorded 130 points, which is the fourth most amongst all defenseman, while his 107 assists rank first. Despite the lack of his offensive contributions, the Penguins have still managed a 3.33 goals per game average, which ranks fourth in the NHL.