It’s all about momentum for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
They hope to sustain it Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. when the Carolina Hurricanes visit Mellon Arena.
The Penguins (16-15-6) snapped a five-game losing streak Friday night with a 4-1 victory over Toronto. The Penguins had won four in a row in December before their losing skid. They hope to embark on another long winning streak this month.
Penguins 19-year-old superstar Sidney Crosby maintains his place atop the NHL scoring list. His three assists Friday pushed his NHL-leading points total to 58 (17+41) in 34 games. In addition, Crosby’s 41 assists lead the league.
Atlanta’s Marian Hossa is second in points with 55 (24+31), but has appeared in seven more games (41) than Crosby.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist Friday night to boost his points total to 36 (18+18). He leads all league rookies in points as well as goals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe Bob Grove or Phil Bourque will answer your question during the second intermission of the game.
The Penguins’ next game is Friday in Buffalo. They return home to Mellon Arena on Sunday to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. All fans in attendance will receive a FSN Pittsburgh Evgeni Malkin bobblehead doll.