Penguins edge Ducks for No. 1 pick Crosby

Updated: July 27, 2005, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Sidney Crosby is a week away from joining Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins beat out the other 29 NHL teams Friday in an unprecedented draft lottery that gave every club a chance to pick No. 1 and nab Crosby -- the 17-year-old phenom from the Canadian juniors.

He will be chosen first next Saturday in Ottawa.

Pittsburgh joined the Columbus Blue Jackets, Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers with the maximum three balls in the 48-ball bin. ...

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