PENGUINS RETURN TO ACTION WEDNESDAY IN NEW JERSEY
The Pittsburgh Penguins return to action Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. when they travel to New Jersey to take on the Devils.
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.
It marks the eight game in 14 days this month for the Penguins (38-21-10), who trail New Jersey (42-19-8) by six points in the Atlantic Division standings. It is also the second game in a span that features five games in seven days for Pittsburgh.
Sidney Crosby owns a nine-point lead in the NHL scoring race with 103 points (29+74) in 66 games. Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lecavalier is second with 94 points (46+48) in 71 games.
Evgeni Malkin leads all rookies in scoring with 73 points (31+42) in 65 games. Colorado’s Paul Stastny is second with 66 points (22+44) in 69 games. Penguins winger Jordan Staal is sixth in rookie scoring with 37 points (27+10). He leads all NHL players with a 25.5 shooting percentage and seven short-handed goals, an NHL record for rookies.
Sergei Gonchar is tied for the scoring among NHL defensemen with 59 points (13+46) in 69 games played. Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom also has 59 points (12+47) in 70 games played.