Sidney Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history to reach the 100 point mark twice, when he scored a goal in the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers. Crosby, who only turns 20 in August, has 28 goals and 72 assists in 65 games this season after posting 39 goals and 63 assists for 102 points last year as a rookie. The Coal Harbour, Nova Scotia native surely needs more goals at the moment, although he is leading the NHL in points. He has scored only 2 goals in the last 19 games, which is his worst scoring in his brief professional career. Although he isn’t scoring as many goals as we thought he would this year, I feel he is doing much better than the guy to whom he finished as runner-up to in the Calder Cup as NHL rookie of the year in 2006 – Alexander Ovechkin. Here are some more of Sid’s achievements :
night of the comet online download On October 28, 2006, Crosby netted his first NHL hat trick in an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Just over 6 weeks later, on December 13, Crosby recorded his first six point game of his career, which was also against the Flyers (1 goal, 5 assists). After that game, he led the NHL in scoring, becoming the first teenager to do so since Wayne Gretzky in 1980.
On January 27, 2007, Crosby recorded a 4 point game (1 goal, 3 assists) against the Wayne Gretzky-coached Phoenix Coyotes, including a highlight-reel goal in which he scored whilst falling backwards.
On March 2, 2007, Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history to reach the 200 point career plateau by scoring a goal against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.
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