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Thursday, 12.28.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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The Pittsburgh Penguins look to get back in the win column Friday at 7:30 p.m. when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Mellon Arena.

All fans in attendance will receive a Verizon Wireless Penguins rally towel.

The Penguins (15-15-6) have lost their last four games. Nevertheless, Pittsburgh remains just seven points behind New Jersey (20-13-3) for first place in the Atlantic Division.

The contest marks the first meeting between the Penguins and Maple Leafs this season.

Despite being held scoreless in Pittsburgh’s last two games since completing a 10-game points streak, Penguins 19-year-old center Sidney Crosby continues to lead the NHL in scoring. He has 55 points (17+38) in 33 games. Atlanta’s Marian Hossa is second with 52 points (24+28) in 39 games.

With an assist Wednesday night, Penguins center Evgeni Malkin regained sole possession of the NHL rookie scoring lead. Malkin has 34 points (17+17) in 32 games. Los Angeles forward Anze Kopitar has 33 points (11+22) in 38 games.

The Penguins close out their three-game homestand Tuesday against Carolina.

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 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 and maybe Bob Grove or Phil Bourque will answer your question during the second intermission of the game.




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