Friday, November 04, 2005

Penguins 5 - Isles 1: Good Times!

These are good times for Sidney Crosby. What can top winning Rookie of the Month? How about some wins?

Sid Vicious had 2 goals and 1 assist (including a beautiful give-and-go with Mario Lemieux) and the Penguins achieved their 3rd victory of the season with a 5-1 win over the stranded Islanders.

Are fans staying away from Sidney Crosby? The Isles had only 10,793 spectators on hand at the Nassau Coliseum and that is 2 straight crowds of barely 10,000 that have come to watch Sidney and Super Mario as the opposition. Hmm...

Sid finished with 3 points, +1, 7 shots on goal, 2 PIMs, and 1 giveaway in 18:06 of ice time.

Mario Lemieux chuckled when asked what he thought about Sidney Crosby's first two-goal game in the NHL.

"Everything that he is doing now is quite amazing at his age," Lemieux said after his 18-year-old linemate had three points in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Lemieux was pretty good, too. The Penguins' player-owner set up both of Crosby's goals and added a third assist as Pittsburgh rode a rare early lead to victory.

Full game recap here.

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