Thursday, October 12, 2006

Staal and Letang Score Firsts, Beat Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins accomplished a lot tonight as they recorded goals by 3 teenagers in one game. The last time that happened was Buffalo in 1982. But in the country's most famous arena, the Penguins put on a great show and proved why they are a young team destined for future greatness.

Jordan Staal, already labeled as Eric's little bro, scored his first goal of his career when he jumped on a puck at the blueline and sunk it into the Ranger goal twine at 3:23 into the game. Not only was the play impressive, but the Penguins were on the penalty kill. Jordan is 18 years old and fresh out of juniors for the Peterboro Petes.

Then, the next hero of the game was Kris Letang, a 19 year old also scored his first NHL goal at 9:15 and kept the Penguins in the game when they had to match goal-for-goal with a very powerful Ranger lineup.

The incredible surprise of the night was the re-direction power play goal of a pass to Michel Ouellet by Sid Crosby. That enabled the Penguins to win the game 6-5 and be placed in the record books. Crosby is still 19 years old and still a teen.

Three teens scoring in 1 game. Looks like a bright future for the Pens.
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