Take a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins and it’s no secret right now that a lot of their success so far this season, despite heavy injuries, is due to the play of their top players.

With all due respect to the rest of the roster that’s pitching in when they can, the story of the Pens through seven games is that it’s Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang...and then whatever else is able to step up from game to game.

Crosby has recorded at least a point in all seven of Pittsburgh’s games and is off to one of the best starts even in his fabled and illustrious career, recording multi-point games in five of the seven games the Pens have played. Letang had a six-game point streak to start the season. Guentzel is currently on a six-game point streak, and has scored at least a goal in the last four games.

The top stars of the team, the ones that have avoided injury anyways, are playing just like like. Stars. Pure and simple.