Saturday, January 07, 2006

Penguins 4 - Atlanta 6: Crosby Thrashed!

'Twas not a good night for Sidney Crosby at all!!

After giving up 5 goals to start the game, the Penguins managed to score 4 to make it close...until Ilya Kovalchuk buried a goal into an empty net and celebrated like he'd just won the damn lottery.

Crosby picked up one assist but largely had a forgettable night for the Penguins. The rookie center was held to one assist and the Thrashers scored each time he was penalized, though the first goal technically came right as the power play was ending.

Still, the super rookie was proud of the way his team rallied.

"It would have been easy to pack it in," Crosby said. "Hopefully, we can learn from this, but at the same time we have to be proud with the way we played in the third period."

El Sid finished with just 1 lone assist in 20:32 of ice time. Sidney also did not have a single shot on net, took two minor penalties, and went -2.

On the positive side, he went a respectable (for him) 10 for 23 on faceoffs and dished out 4 hits.

Full game recap here.

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