HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- Sidney Crosby's return home didn't
go as well as planned.
In a building where he was often jeered as a junior, the
19-year-old phenom was cheered Tuesday night and treated like a
Crosby, who grew up mere miles from the Halifax Metro Centre,
had a goal and assist in his first pro game in his hometown, but
the Pittsburgh Penguins lost their preseason opener 5-2 to the
The young forward scored by deflecting a shot from the point and
then set up a goal by Stephen Dixon, a former rival from their days
together as Halifax-area minor hockey stars.