Monday, April 17, 2006

Crosby Youngest Ever to Reach 100 points in NHL Season

It was all but inevitable, and when Sidney Crosby scored his 100th point in the second period of tonight's game against the New York Islanders. It was if the whole city stood up and cheered. The team and the city have been on the edge of their seats to see if Crosby was going to make 100 points and be the youngest NHL player to do so.

It was just a minute and four seconds into the game that Crosby scored point 99 off of an assist to Tomas Surovy's goal. This propelled the Penguins team to put on a heck of a offensive and defensive performance. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in his last start of the year stopped 26 of 27 shots. They also held the Islanders scoreless 0-8 on the powerplay.

Sid passed it to a breaking Ryan Malone in the starting seconds of a 5 minute major penalty to Jason Blake for charging. Of course, everybody stood up and waved their "Pittsburgh First" shirts that were given away at the start of the game. Crosby was given hugs and pats on the back, despite the myth that the team hates him.

During the FSN-Pittsburgh broadcast, they paid recognition to Dale Hawerchuk of the Winnipeg Jets as the previous record holder

In addition to all the festivities, it was the Penguins last home game and the players all gave the shirts off their backs to randomly selected fans.
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