The Crosby show: Rookie scores first NHL goal

Updated: October 8, 2005, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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