Sunday, March 05, 2006

Hurricanes 7 - Penguins 5: Swept Away!

There were 12 goals total but just one assist for Sir Sidney Crosby in a 7-5 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

At least the Penguins, for all of their poor defensive play, have the heart and determination to be mounting decent comeback attempts.

Mark Recchi recorded a hat-trick, but the Pittsburgh Penguins could not rally past the Carolina Hurricanes, 7-5, Saturday night at Mellon Arena.

Recchi scored once in the second period and two more times in the third as the Penguins outscored the Hurricanes 5-2 in the final two frames.

It was Recchi’s sixth-career hat-trick and first with the Penguins.

“We showed a lot of character. We just have to find ways to have better starts and don’t get ourselves let down like this. It’s just too tough [to come back] against teams like this,” Recchi said. “We kept battling and that’s one great sign about our team right now – we definitely don’t quit. We have to find ways to be better and find ways to get off to better starts. "

“It’s frustrating and disappointing because we really want to win.”

Sidney's Stats: 1 assist, EVEN, 22:14TOI, 7-for-20 on faceoffs, 2 shots on goal, and 3 blocked shots.

Full game recap here.

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