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The Crosby show: Rookie scores first NHL goal

PITTSBURGH -- No. 1 draft pick Sidney Crosby scored his
first NHL goal Saturday night, putting a rebound into the net on a
Pittsburgh power play with 18:32 gone in the second period against
Boston.

The sequence began with Crosby throwing the puck on net and then
racing in to gather a rebound to the right of the net following
failed follow-up attempts by Mark Recchi and Ziggy Palffy.

The 18-year-old Crosby celebrated by skating behind to the side
of the net and banging his back against the glass.

The point was Crosby's third of the night and fifth in three
games as he set up goals by Tim Jackman and Brooks Orpik earlier in
the game.

Crosby's goal put Pittsburgh ahead 6-4 and followed two goals by
40-year-old Mario Lemieux, his first two-goal game since Feb. 25,
2003.