Monday, March 20, 2006

Weekend Recap: A Quiet Crosby

The Penguins held on for a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. It was a very free-flowing game, and Marc-Andre Fleury had to make 42 saves to give the Penguins the victory.

Despite all of the goals, Sidney Crosby had only a lone assist in the win and wasn't as dangerous as he should have been.

Last night, The Penguins lost a tough 1-0 tilt to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Chad Kilger scored on a penalty shot in the third period to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 1-0 win over the Penguins at Mellon Arena.

Kilger was tripped up going to the net with 6:51 to play. He was awarded a penalty shot and beat Marc-Andre Fleury for the only goal of the game.

“It was a tough night,” Penguins coach Michel Therrien said. “I didn’t like we approached the game. I think we responded really well in the second and third. We matched their desperation. The game could have gone both ways. They played a good game and we played a good game.”

Pittsburgh’s Tomas Surovy appeared to score late in the first period as his deflection of a shot trickled into the goal, but it was ruled to have crossed the goal line after time had expired.
While Crosby had been appearing to catch up to Alexander Ovechkin in the rookie scoring race, this quiet offensive weekend seems to kill any chance of that happening.

Game recap here.

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