Joe Vitale didn't play in any of those games. Coinidence? I think not.
Just a theory, but the Pens were 4-0-1 when Bylsma was doing little juggling and working Sid into the lineup in a way that he would complement what already had been working. Starting in Ottawa, Bylsma went juggle crazy . . . the Pens are 1-3 in that game and the three since.
That said, your Vitale theory is equally interesting . . .
Vitale comes back, Pens beat one of the most hottest teams in the league.
Well, I was leaning towards the reunited Malkin line, not juggling much and letting the lines get some flow going, a greater commitment to the F3, and better work protecting their net for the reason, but I stand corrected I think . . .