Thursday, October 06, 2005

Crosby and the Penguins Be-Deviled 5-1!

It was a historic night for Sid Vicious as he got his first assist, but the Penguins got pwned by Martin Brodeur and the Devils 5-1. (BOXSCORE)

Sidney finished with 1 assist on 3 shots and a -2 tonight. He played 15:50 (6:33 on the PP) and won 6 of 16 faceoffs.

The Penguins really floundered on the Power Play, converting just 1 of 11 opportunities.


Sidney Crosby didn’t score a goal in his NHL debut, but he did pick up an assist in the Penguins 5-1 loss at New Jersey on Wednesday.

Crosby, whom the Penguins selected with the first-overall choice in this year’s NHL Entry Draft, nearly scored on his first shift much like teammate Mario Lemieux did in his 1984 NHL debut. Instead, Crosby’s backhander was denied by Devils goalie Martin Brodeur early in the first period.

However, Crosby set up the Penguins’ only goal in the third period with a beautiful cross-crease pass to Mark Recchi, who buried the puck past Brodeur with 14:24 remaining in the game. John LeClair had the other assist on the play in his Penguins debut.

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