PENGUINS HEAD TO TORONTO ON TUESDAY TO WRAP UP SEASON
The Pittsburgh Penguins wrap up their season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.
FSN Pittsburgh will televise the contest at 7:30 p.m., while 3WS (94.5 FM) will start its radio broadcast with a pregame show at 7 p.m. The broadcast may be found live through streaming audio on pittsburghpenguins.com as well. Tune in for Penguins Hotline following every game on 3WS and the Penguins Radio Network. Join in the conversation with host Bob Grove by calling the Penn Telecom toll-free line at 1-866-922-2874.
The Penguins have won two of their last three games and look to end this season’s campaign on a positive note.
Pittsburgh rolled to a 6-1 triumph over the New York Islanders at Mellon Arena on Monday night. Rookie phenom Sidney Crosby racked up three points against the Islanders to reach the 100-point mark on the season.
Crosby (38+62) surpassed Dale Hawerchuk as the youngest player in NHL history to reach 100 points. With four points Tuesday, Crosby can surpass Hawerchuk, who finished with 103 points in 1981-82, for most points in NHL history by an 18-year-old.
Also, Crosby tied Mario Lemieux’s team rookie record of 100 points. A 19-year-old Lemieux had 43 goals and 57 assists in 1984-85. Crosby surpassed Lemieux for most rookie assists in Penguins history.
Andy Hilbert and rookie defenseman Ryan Whitney continued their hot play. Hilbert had a goal Monday night to extend his points streak to four games. He has two goals and three assists in that span. Likewise, Whitney pushed his points streak to four games. He had a goal and an assist Monday and has two goals and four assists during his spree.
Rookie Colby Armstrong had two assists against the Islanders and has six points (2+4) in his last three games. John LeClair (2+3), Josef Melichar (1+1) and Ryan Malone (2+1) all have points in their last two games.