PENGUINS WRAP UP ROAD TRIP SUNDAY IN TAMPA BAY
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to wrap up their three-game road trip with a win Sunday at 5 p.m. in Tampa Bay.
FSN Pittsburgh will televise the contest at 5 p.m., while 105.9 The X will start its radio broadcast with a pregame show at 4:30 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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After having their 16-game point streak snapped on Monday, the Penguins (33-18-9) rebounded for a key 2-1 overtime win over the Panthers on Thursday. Sunday’s game marks the start of a busy stretch for the team as they play four games – three on the road – in six days.
Sidney Crosby maintains a 13-point NHL scoring lead. The 19-year-old has 96 points (26+70) in 57 games for the Penguins. Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis is second with 83 points (37+46) in 62 games – five more than Crosby, who has a six-game point streak (1+9).
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has tallied at least a point in his last six games (3+6), too. The 20-year-old has 68 points (29+39) in 56 games on the year. Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar and Colorado’s Paul Stastny are tied for second with 55 points. Kopitar (17+38) has played in 62 games, while Stastny (21+34) has appeared in 61 contests.
Penguins winger Jordan Staal is sixth in NHL rookie scoring with 32 points (25+7) in 59 games. He ranks second behind Malkin in rookie goals, but is first in the NHL with a 26.9 shooting percentage and five short-handed goals.
Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar is third in the league in defenseman scoring. With 50 points (9+41) in 60 games, he trails Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom (10+42, 61 games) by two points atop the charts.