Also they had Crosby, Letang, and Fleury for the entirety of their win streak, and Malkin for all but that last three or so games.
Oh right... I forgot it was earlier (Nov 17-to-Dec 11) but they still managed to win without 4 of 9 guys in the latter half. Meh, I need to stop staying up so late. But they did amazing in the stretch run., given the very little talent they had left over... no Kunitz, Jeffrey, oh and some guys by the name of Crosby and Malkin.