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.
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.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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