Sunday, January 28, 2007

Penguins 7, Coyotes 2

If people don't think that Crosby likes to show why he is the best to everyone just watch Crosby's first game in front on Gretzky. Crosby had 3 assists and one highlight reel goal that certainly will rank right up their with the best of them and for some reason they all seem to happen in Phoenix. Oh yeah and the Penguins also got goals from Ruutu and Petrovicky to turn what was looking like a game into a laugher.

The Penguins started quickly in this game when Crosby was able to find Malone in front while falling. Malone put the puck off the post and past Tellqvist just 24 seconds into the game. The Coyotes got that goal back on the Power Play while the Penguins were down 2 men when Doan found a puck that made it past Scuderi. Talbot was then able to get the goal back just 2 mins later when he wristed a puck at the net and through a screen set by Armstrong.

The Coyotes were able to tie the score at 2 off a goal by Reinprecht but that was all the Coyotes were going to be able to get by Thibault. Whitney was able to start the onslaught by converting a feed from Crosby on the Power Play for his 8th of the season. Ruutu then scored his 3rd goal on a 2 on 1 break and surprised Tellqvist to put the Pens up 4 - 2 going into the third.

With the Penguins on a Power Play, Crosby set up Malkin for a blast the rang of the goalpost. Crosby believe the puck had crossed the goal and and said something to the ref, but instead of waiting for a stop in play, Crosby really want the goal to count so while he was falling to the ice after tracking down a loose puck he backhanded it over Tellqvist. While the Coyotes and the crowd were still stunned by the goal they had just seen, Petrovicky used the lull to score his first of the season. Recchi finished off the scoring by picking up a rebound and chipping it past Tellqvist.

The Penguins were able to pick up all 4 point on their brief road trip to start the second half. Next up are the Panthers who come to town on Tues. Let hope the Penguins show up for this one and don't let the Panthers get anything from this game...



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