The Penguins enter the 2011 All-Star break coming off two victories (Jan. 22, 3-2 vs. Carolina; Jan. 25, 1-0 vs. NY Islanders). Through the first 50 games of the season, Pittsburgh has a 31-15-4 record for 66 points for second place in the Atlantic Division.
Here is a look at where the Penguins and their players rank among in several key NHL categories:
Penguins boast the best penalty killing percentage at 88.5, and the top-rated road PK unit at 91.0.
Penguins' 17 home wins (tied).
Penguins' 31 overall wins (tied).
The Penguins have surrendered the second-fewest goals against in the league (112). They also boast the NHL's second-ranked goals-against average at 2.24.
Despite missing the past nine games with a concussion, Sidney Crosby
still ranks second in the league in goals (32) and points (66). He trails Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos by one point in the scoring race.Kris Letang
is third among NHL defensemen in assists with 34.
The Penguins 66 points are tied for the fourth most in the NHL.
The physical Penguins rank fourth in hits this season with 1,361.Marc-Andre Fleury
's 2.19 GAA places fourth (tied) in the league.Kris Letang
's plus-22 rating is the fourth highest (tied) in the NHL. He also ranks fourth (tied) among all NHL blueliners with 41 points. Marc-Andre Fleury
ranks fifth in two NHL categories: wins (t-23) and save percentage (.925).
Despite playing without their two top offensive threats, the Penguins rank sixth (tied) in the NHL with 151 goals, and 3.02 goals per game. Setup: Tom McMillan