The Pittsburgh Penguins return to action Saturday at 1 p.m. as they welcome the New York Rangers to Mellon Arena.
FSN Pittsburgh will televise the contest at 1 p.m., while 105.9 The X will start its radio broadcast with a pregame show at 12:30 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.
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It marks the eighth game in 14 days for the Penguins (36-21-10), who are nine points ahead of the Rangers (33-27-7) in the Atlantic Division standings. Pittsburgh posted a shootout win in New York on March 1.
Sidney Crosby owns a eight-point lead in the NHL scoring race with 99 points (27+72) in 64 games. Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier are tied for second with 91 points. Lecavalier (45+46) and St. Louis (39+52) both have played in 69 games.
Evgeni Malkin leads all rookies in scoring with 71 points (30+41) in 63 games. Colorado’s Paul Stastny is second with 65 points (22+43) in 68 games. Penguins winger Jordan Staal is sixth in rookie scoring with 37 points (27+10). He leads all NHL players with a 26.0 shooting percentage and seven short-handed goals, an NHL record for rookies.
Sergei Gonchar is tied for second in scoring among NHL defensemen with 55 points (12+43). He is four points behind Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom, who leads the list with 58 points (11+47).