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
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,