"It's a great example of the support we get and the great fans we get. I think it's a clear indication, along with a lot of others, including the fact we've been sold out for how many games in a row now. Even outside of Pittsburgh, we go on the road and we see a lot of Pittsburgh fans, too. We're pretty fortunate." -- Sidney Crosby
It wasn't all that long ago that Pittsburgh was about as far from a top hockey market as you could get. The way the current team is playing -- and the way its fans have come out in droves, including a 182-game sell-out streak -- has made it one of the top markets in the League now.
And that ever-growing fan base has been stuffing ballot box for the 2011 All-Star Game presented by Discover, propelling four Penguins into the top 10 in overall voting.
, the League's leading scorer, also is the League's leading vote-getter. His 410,754 votes so far have lapped the field -- no other player has more than 300,000 votes.