Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Penguins 6 - Isles 1: 98...99...100 !!

Sidney Crosby

April 17th, 2006, will live in history as the day that Sidney Crosby officially became the youngest player ever to score 100 points in a single season.

With 1 game to spare, Sidney reached the milestone in a 6-1 slaughter over the hapless New York Islanders. Sidney surely wasn't selfish about it, as all 3 points in the game were assists. Sidney was feeding other teammates as the Isles focused their defensive efforts on him, and not the other Penguins.

Sidney Crosby’s three points Monday night helped the Pittsburgh Penguins post a 6-1 win over the New York Islanders in the season finale at Mellon Arena.

On the way, Crosby wrote himself into the NHL record books. The 18-year-old super rookie became the youngest player in NHL history to rack up 100 points with his three helpers.

“It’s nice,” Crosby said. “Since there was a possibility and it was talked about – it’s nice to get it and have the weight off my shoulders."

The Penguins got off to a quick start as Andy Hilbert scored 1:04 into the game. On a two-on-one, he took Crosby’s pass and buried it past Garth Snow. Ryan Whitney had the other assist.

“We knew we didn’t show up last game and we wanted to come back with a better effort, especially in front of the home crowd,” Crosby said. “It was sold out here tonight. That’s been the story throughout the season with the fans’ support. I think we’re all glad to get a good win for them.”
In the historic game, Sidney played 19:05, racked up 3 assists, 2 shots on goal, a +3, and finished 9 for 21 on faceoffs.

Game recap here.
Game boxscore here.
Game SuperStats here.
Video Highlights here.
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