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PENGUINS BEGIN ROAD TRIP TUESDAY IN TAMPA BAY

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The weather might be wintry in Pittsburgh, but the Penguins are enjoying sunny skies in Florida.

The Penguins head to the Sunshine State to start a three-game road trip. The Penguins play the first of those contests Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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 crashthenet@pittsburghpenguins.com and maybe Bob Grove or Phil Bourque will answer your question during the second intermission of the game.

The game marks the conclusion of a home-and-home series between the two teams. The Lightning posted a 3-2 overtime shootout victory in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Penguins 19-year-old center Sidney Crosby had two points against Tampa Bay on Sunday, including a highlight-reel, full-extension diving goal with less than five seconds left in the second period.

The outburst boosted his NHL-leading points total to 64 (20+44) in 37 games. Atlanta’s Marian Hossa is second with 58 points (26+32) in 44 games. In addition, Crosby’s 44 assists lead the NHL.

Penguins center Evgeni Malkin leads all NHL rookies in scoring with 40 points (19+21) in 36 games. Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar is second with 37 points (11+26) in 44 games.

In addition, the rosters for the NHL All-Star Game will be announced at 9 p.m. during the first intermission of the Red Wings-Avalanche game on Versus.

The Penguins return to action Wednesday against the Panthers in Sunrise, Fla.

 

 

 

 

 

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