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PENGUINS VISIT BOSTON ON THURSDAY AT 7 P.M.

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins return to action Thursday at 7 p.m. when they travel to Boston to take on the Bruins.

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

The Penguins (44-23-10), who are tied with New Jersey (45-23-8) atop the Atlantic Division standings, continue their road trip to Boston. The two teams met in Pittsburgh on Sunday with the Penguins posting a 5-0 victory. The Penguins wrap up their three-game trek in Toronto on Saturday night.

Sidney Crosby owns a nine-point lead in the NHL scoring race with 113 points (35+78) in 74 games. San Jose’s Joe Thornton has stormed into second place with 104 points (21+83) in 77 games.

Evgeni Malkin leads all rookies in scoring with 82 points (32+50) in 73 games. Colorado’s Paul Stastny is second with 69 points (25+44) in 76 games. Penguins winger Jordan Staal is sixth in rookie scoring with 40 points (29+11). He leads all NHL players with a 25.0 shooting percentage and seven short-handed goals, an NHL record for rookies.

Sergei Gonchar is tied for first in scoring among NHL defensemen with 64 points (13+51) in 77 games played. Anaheim’s Scott Niedermayer also has 64 points (13+51) in 73 games.

 

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