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Several Penguins Players Rank Among NHL Leaders Heading into November

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Several Penguins players rank among the leaders in the National Hockey League heading into the month of November.

 
Goaltender Brent Johnson, who boasts an undefeated 5-0-1 record, ranks second in the league in goals-against average (1.16) and save percentage (.960). Johnson recorded his 14th career shutout with 33 saves at Carolina Oct. 30. He has allowed two or fewer goals in his six starts this season.
 
Other Penguins ranking among the NHL leaders are:
  • Sidney Crosby ranks 3rd (tied) with 15 points, 8th (tied) with six goals, 5th (tied) with three power-play goals, 3rd in shots (52) and 2nd in faceoff wins (158).
  • Mark Letestu leads all rookies (tied) with four goals and is 2nd (tied) among all rookies with seven points.
  • Kris Letang is tied for the scoring lead among defensemen with 11 points, second (tied) among defensemen with three goals and fourth (tied) among all skaters with a plus-8 rating.
  • Matt Cooke is second in the league with 44 hits.




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