Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Sidney Crosby is no Shrinking Violet

Robert Picarello of NHL.com has a special look at Sidney Crosby's Broadway debut.

This Sidney Crosby kid is no shrinking violet, that's for sure.

If anyone harbored any doubt Crosby wouldn't be a star in the NHL, those thoughts were mercifully put to rest Monday night when the 18-year-old wunderkind helped the Pittsburgh Penguins down the New York Rangers, 3-2, at Madison Square Garden.

The trip to the Garden marked Crosby's first venture to the Big Apple, but you wouldn't have known if from watching him play. Crosby was calm, cool and collected playing before the bright lights of the big city and 18,200 fans who weren't interested in seeing him excel.

After Mario Lemieux got his team on the board at 15:20 of the first, Crosby took center stage and put the Penguins up 2-0 on a beautiful shake-and-bake goal that left Rangers goalie Kevin Weekes woozy.

Read the full article here.

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