Thursday, October 19, 2006

Penguins 4 - Islanders 3 (OT): Troika!

"You may be my lucky star, but I'm the luckiest by far!"

About damn time Sidney got me some points in my office pool. His 3 assists in the 4-3 win will help me a lot and helped the Penguins beat Garth Snow's puppets.

It took Sidney Crosby less than two games to figure out where to find new Pittsburgh Penguins phenom Evgeni Malkin.

Crosby broke out of a mini-slump Thursday night with three assists, and defenseman Sergei Gonchar scored Pittsburgh's third power-play goal 3:33 into overtime to lift the Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Trailing 3-2 in the third period, Pittsburgh used the tandem of Crosby to Malkin to get even and set the stage for Gonchar.

Crosby dug the puck out from behind the net and found Malkin with a pass near the right post. Malkin wasted no time in knocking a shot past surprised goalie Mike Dunham to tie it at 8:08 of the third period.


"I just went low on the forecheck, and he went to the net," Crosby said. "As soon as I turned around, he was there."

Overall, The Kid finished with 3 assists in a whopping 24:05 of ice time. Sidney finished a cruddy 9 for 20 on faceoffs, but it didn't mean too much.

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