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PENGUINS RETURN TO ACTION MONDAY AFTERNOON AGAINST ISLANDERS

Monday, 02.19.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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PENGUINS RETURN TO ACTION MONDAY AFTERNOON AGAINST ISLANDERS

The Pittsburgh Penguins hope to keep their streak going Monday at 1 p.m. when they visit the New York Islanders.

FSN Pittsburgh will televise the contest at 1 p.m., while 105.9 The X will start its radio broadcast with a pregame show at 12:30 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.

Email crashthenet@pittsburghpenguins.com and maybe Bob Grove or Phil Bourque will answer your question during the second intermission of the game.

The game is the second in a 24-hour span for the Penguins (32-17-9), who beat the Washington Capitals, 3-2, Sunday afternoon at Mellon Arena.

The Penguins remain the NHL’s hottest team as they have earned at least a point in their last 16 games (14-0-2), the second-longest such streak in franchise history. The 1992-93 Penguins earned a point in 18-straight contests (17-0-1).

With his goal against the Capitals, veteran winger Mark Recchi has reached 20 goals for the 15th time in his career. He has scored 20 or more goals in the last seven-straight seasons.

Penguins 19-year-old center Sidney Crosby boosted his NHL-leading points total to 91 (26+65) in 55 games. Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lecavalier is second with 80 points (39+41) in 60 games – five more than Crosby.

Likewise, Evgeni Malkin continues to lead all rookies in scoring. The 20-year-old center has 66 points (29+37) in 54 games. Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar is second with 54 points (17+37) in 61 games – seven more than Malkin.

The Penguins return to action Thursday night in Florida.

 

 

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