PENGUINS RETURN TO ACTION TUESDAY IN NEW JERSEY
The Pittsburgh Penguins return to action Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in New Jersey.
FSN Pittsburgh will televise the contest at 7:30 p.m., while 105.9 The X 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 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.
Email email@example.com and maybe Bob Grove or Phil Bourque will answer your question during the second intermission of the game.
The game will be the fourth meeting of the season for the Devils and Penguins (15-13-6), who are coming off a four-day holiday break. The team remains just five points behind New Jersey, which leads the Atlantic Division with a 19-13-3 record and 41 points.
Also, the contest begins a busy week for the Penguins. They play three games in a four-day span to close out the calendar year.
Sidney Crosby enters the game with a 10-game points steak (7+16), which matches a career-high he established last season during his rookie campaign. The 19-year-old maintains his spot atop the NHL scoring list with 55 points (17+38). He leads the league in assists as well and is fifth in plus/minus at plus-18.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin tops all NHL rookies in scoring with 33 points (17+16) in 30 games. Los Angeles forward Anze Kopitar is second with 32 points (11+21) in 37 games.
The Penguins return home Wednesday night to take on Atlanta at Mellon Arena.