PENGUINS RETURN HOME TUESDAY TO BATTLE SABRES AT 7 P.M.
The Pittsburgh Penguins return to action Tuesday at 7 p.m. when they welcome Buffalo to Mellon Arena.
Versus will televise the contest at 7 p.m., while 105.9 The X will start its radio broadcast with a pregame show at 6:30 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 email@example.com and maybe Bob Grove or Phil Bourque will answer your question during the second intermission of the game.
The Penguins (45-23-11), who are one point behind New Jersey (47-24-8) atop the Atlantic Division standings, wrap up the regular season with three games this week. They visit Ottawa on Thursday before returning to Pittsburgh to battle the Rangers on Saturday.
Sidney Crosby owns an eight-point lead in the NHL scoring race with 117 points (36+81) in 76 games. San Jose's Joe Thornton is in second place with 109 points (21+88) in 79 games.
Evgeni Malkin leads all rookies in scoring with 85 points (33+52) in 75 games. Colorado's Paul Stastny is second with 72 points (26+46) in 78 games. Penguins winger Jordan Staal is seventh in rookie scoring with 41 points (29+12). He leads all NHL players with a 23.4 shooting percentage and seven short-handed goals, an NHL record for rookies.
Sergei Gonchar is second in scoring among NHL defensemen with 66 points (13+53) in 79 games played. Anaheim's Scott Niedermayer also has 67 points (14+53) in 75 games.