NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 17: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins attempts to get past Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 17, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. The Penguins defeated the Devils 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Can the Penguins stay hot in the home return of captain Sidney Crosby?
While the Pittsburgh Penguins had their winning streak snapped against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, but that still doesn't take away from the fact that they have been the hottest team in the NHL over the last couple of weeks. They face a Winnipeg Jets team on Tuesday night that is still struggling to stay alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race, now four points back of the Washington Capitals for the final playoff spot in the Conference.
The game will also mark the home return of center Sidney Crosby, playing his first game at the CONSOL Energy Center in three months. Crosby totaled five points in his first two games back from concussion symptoms before being held scoreless against Philadelphia.
The Penguins won the last game against the Jets 8-5 on Feb. 11 and has won 10 games in a row at home against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise while scoring 4.5 goals per game in that span.
The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start time with television coverage on ROOT Sports.