The Pittsburgh Penguins return to action Saturday at 1 p.m. when the Atlanta Thrashers visit 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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The Penguins (41-23-10), who trail New Jersey (43-23-8) by just two points in the Atlantic Division standings, begin a unique weekend home series. They welcome the Boston Bruins to Mellon Arena on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Sidney Crosby owns a six-point lead in the NHL scoring race with 108 points (32+76) in 71 games. San Jose’s Joe Thornton has stormed into second place with 102 points (20+82) in 75 games.
Evgeni Malkin leads all rookies in scoring with 78 points (31+47) in 70 games. Colorado’s Paul Stastny is second with 69 points (25+44) in 73 games. Penguins winger Jordan Staal is seventh in rookie scoring with 38 points (28+10). He leads all NHL players with a 24.8 shooting percentage and seven short-handed goals, an NHL record for rookies.
Sergei Gonchar is tied the scoring lead among NHL defensemen with 62 points (13+49) in 74 games played. Anaheim’s Scott Niedermayer leads the way with 62 points (12+50) in 71 games.