The Pittsburgh Penguins return to action Monday at 7 p.m. when they travel to New York to take on the Rangers.
Versus will televise the contest nationally 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.
It marks the fifth game in seven days for the Penguins (41-21-10), who trail New Jersey (43-21-8) by just two points in the Atlantic Division standings.
So far in a busy March, the Penguins have won eight of 10 games and picked up a point in one of the two losses.
After this game, the Penguins get a much-needed day off before they return to practice Wednesday. They wrap up their two-game road trip Thursday in New York against the Islanders.
Sidney Crosby owns a 12-point lead in the NHL scoring race with 106 points (32+76) in 69 games. Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lecavalier is second with 96 points (48+48) in 73 games.
Evgeni Malkin leads all rookies in scoring with 77 points (31+46) in 68 games. Colorado’s Paul Stastny is second with 69 points (25+44) in 72 games. Penguins winger Jordan Staal is sixth in rookie scoring with 38 points (28+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 second in scoring among NHL defensemen with 61 points (13+48) in 72 games played. Anaheim’s Scott Niedermayer leads the way with 62 points (12+50) in 70 games.