Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Ducks 3 - Penguins 2 (OT)

Another tough loss for the Penguins as Sidney Crosby was held well in check by the dynamic duo of Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer as the Ducks prevailed 3-2 in OT.

Sidney was held to just 1 assist in 19:53 of ice time. Worst of all was that Sidney didn't even register a shot on goal or even a missed shot. Sidney wasn't generating much of anything tonight.

The Penguins wrapped up their West Coast swing with a 3-2 overtime loss in Anaheim on Monday night.

The Penguins (7-4-1) return home following their season-long four-game roadtrip on Wednesday against Tampa Bay at Mellon Arena.

Chris Kunitz gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead 3:29 into the game when he one-timed a shot past Jocelyn Thibault.

Dominic Moore retaliated 21 seconds later for the Penguins when he scored his third goal in his last four games. Skating from behind the far post, he banged in his own rebound past Jean-Sebastien Giguere for a 1-1 tie. Chris Thorburn and John LeClair had assists.

Thorburn, on his first shift on the first line with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, scored his first NHL goal with 9:11 left in the period. He fired a rebound of Malkin’s shot past Giguere. Crosby added an assist.

Corey Perry put in a rebound with 6:47 left in the second on the power play to tie the game at 2-all.

With 1:42 left in regulation, Thibault denied a streaking Teemu Selanne, who flipped the puck on goal, but it hit Thibault’s blocker.

Selanne ended it with a one-timer 23 seconds into overtime for a power-play goal.

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