2006-07 Penguins: Hovered around .500 the first 40+ games and were even an unimpressive 18-17-7 at one point....Rebounded to finish with a 105 point campaign
2007-08 Penguins: Started 8-11-2 with healthy Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury, lost them to injuries for a while and still ended up with a 47 win, 102 point season.
The point here? It's not how you start, but what you build in order to set yourself up for a finish. 1-1-1 is not the end of the world in an 82 game season.