PENGUINS HOPE TO CONTINUE SUCCESS IN MONTREAL ON SATURDAY
The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Montreal on Saturday night in search of their fifth-straight victory.
FSN Pittsburgh will televise the contest at 7 p.m., while 105.9 The X will start its radio broadcast with a pregame show at 6:30 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 105.9 The X 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.
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The Penguins have been surging as they posted their fourth-consecutive win Friday night against the Islanders in Pittsburgh.
“If we play our game, we’re a tough team to play against. That’s the main thing,” Penguins winger Ryan Malone said. “We were playing smart with the puck and not turning over the puck in the neutral zone; we’re winning the 1-on-1 battles and goalies are making the timely saves. That’s what you need to be a good hockey team and right now we’re playing pretty well.”
The Penguins have experienced an offensive explosion lately with 24 goals in their last four games.
“We were creating opportunities from turnovers and playing the system properly, working hard, competing hard and doing the right things,” Penguins winger Mark Recchi said. “We’re getting rewarded by scoring goals.”
Sidney Crosby leads the way. The 19-year-old has 19 points (6+13) in his last seven games. He has scored at least one goal in six-straight games – a career high. He now has an NHL-leading 51 points (16+35) in 28 games.
The Penguins return home Tuesday to take on the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m.