Friday, November 11, 2005

Penguins 3 - Canadiens 2 (SO): Crosby's the Hero!

Crosby scored a regulation goal and then the lone goal in the shootout to give the Penguins a 3-2 shootout win over the strong Montreal Canadiens.

Crosby finished with 1 goal, 4 shots on goal, 2PIM, 2 for 4 on faceoffs (wow!) in 21:39 of ice time.

Sidney Crosby is spending his first NHL season learning from Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux. On a night Crosby lived up to his hype, he won a game by not copying Lemieux.

The 18-year-old rookie beat Jose Theodore with a backhander for the only goal in the first shootout in Montreal Canadiens history and Pittsburgh recovered after losing a two-goal lead for a 3-2 victory Thursday night.

``It's so amazing, it's hard to believe,'' Crosby said of a memorable game against the team he grew up rooting for. ``I was just fortunate to get that shot. I got lucky with that shot.''

Crosby got a goal that counted in regulation and so did Lemieux, barely a minute after he was lay prone on the ice after being hit by a stick. Jocelyn Thibault, previously winless, turned aside 30 shots in easily his best game of the season. He outdueled Theodore as Pittsburgh beat the team with the Eastern Conference's best record a night after losing 5-0 in Atlanta.

Full game recap here.

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