Sunday, January 01, 2006

Penguins 4 - Rangers 3(OT): Crosby brings in the New Year in style!

Sidney Crosby was, once again, the overtime hero for the Penguins as they beat the Gotham Rangers by a 4-3 score.

It may have been about eight hours early Saturday, but the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrated the end of 2005 in style – with a 4-3 overtime win over the New York Rangers at Mellon Arena.

The Penguins (10-19-8) dominated play. They limited the Rangers (22-12-5) to 17 shots on the afternoon. All three of New York’s goals came on the power play.

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby continued his scoring tear. He had an assist and scored the game-winner in overtime. In his last six games, the rookie has five goals and 10 assists. For the season, the 18-year-old has 42 points (19+23) and trails Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin by two points in the rookie scoring race.

“We played a strong game. They have a great power play, but five-on-five we didn’t really give them too much,” he said. “That’s a strong offensive team and we did a good job.”

Crosby had 1 goal and 1 assist in 23:02 of ice time with 4 shots on goal. Consider Crosby back into the Calder race with Alexander Ovechkin.

Full game recap here.

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