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THE CROSBY SHOW

Monday, 04.17.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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THE CROSBY SHOW
Pens 6, Isles1

SCORESHEET | SUPER STATS

By Kerry Gwydir

The Islanders failed to their bid to help Garth Snow earn his first win since November, while Penguins phenom Sidney Crosby was successful in earning his 100th point of the season in tonight's 6-1 Penguins win at the Igloo.

Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season when his third assist of the night gave the Penguins a 4-1 lead midway through the third period. Tonight's finale for Pittsburgh went their way, just as the Islanders hope to do for their faithful on Tuesday night at the Coliseum.

It took the Penguins just 1:04 into the evening to open the scoring as Andy Hilbert converted a 2-on-1 feed from Crosby past Snow. The tally, Hilbert's 12th of the year, came as a result of John Erskine and Alexei Yashin getting caught in the neutral zone. Not the way the Islanders wanted to start a game in which they badly wanted a win for their highly-respected veteran goaltender.

The Islanders continued to stumble in the opener, and it was a giveaway in their own zone by Trent Hunter that gave the hosts a 2-0 lead. Ryan Malone tallied his 20th of the season after John Leclair picked off Hunter's pass at the Islander blueline. Unhappy with his team's effort at that juncture of the game, head coach Brad Shaw called a timeout and let his players hear his dissatisfaction.

With 3:34 left in the first, the Islanders were granted a 5-on-3 powerplay for 47 seconds after Hilbert and Brooks Orpik were shipped off. The Isles managed two quality chances a one-timer from Miro Satan and a break-in by Shawn Bates. But both opportunities were denied by Pittsburgh netminder Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Penguins continued to hand the Isles opportunities to get back in the game immediately in the second when Miro Satan was awarded a penalty shot 36 seconds into the second period. But the Pittsburgh goalie came up big with a pad stop on Satan, and then followed that up off the ensuing faceoff with a highlight-reel glove rejection off a turn-around wrister from Jeremy Colliton.

Pittsburgh helped the Isles out three minutes later when Tomas Surovy knocked a shot taken by Satan into the Pen's net. The goal was Satan's 35th of the year as he blasted a shot through Fleury that hit the post and dinged Surovy, who was backing into the Penguin's cage. Shawn Bates and Chris Campoli notched the assists.

As the Isles continued to pressure, the rough stuff started when former Islander Eric Cairns leveled rookie Steve Regier with an unpenalized elbow in the offensive zone along the end boards. With Regier on the ice injured, Erskine took on Cairns and landed a right that dropped the Penguin's defenseman to the ice. Regier left the game and has not returned.

Surovy got his own-goal back with 4:41 left in the second as he potted a pass from Crosby behind Snow. Crosby started a give-and-go with Colby Armstrong and danced around Denis Grebeshkov and Radek Martinek to find Surovy alone at the far post.

A five-minute charging penalty to Jason Blake for an unnecessary running leap into Armstrong that sent the Penguin's forward injured to the ice cost the Isles another goal. A rocket from Malone from the top of the slot beat Snow for his second of the game and proved to be Crosby's third assist of the night and his 100th point of the season.

Josef Melichar and Ryan Whitney closed out the scoring in the third period.

The Islanders will try to do their part to rattle the top of the division when they play the Flyers at the Coliseum on Tuesday night. All fans in attendance will receive an Islanders 2006 Team Poster courtesy of Valtech research.

 


FORWARDS
(10) Sean Bergenheim-(79) Alexei Yashin-(15) Jeff Tambellini
(7) Trent Hunter-(17) Shawn Bates-(81) Miroslav Satan
(55) Jason Blake-(28) Wyatt Smith-(21) Robert Nilsson
(48) Steve Regier-(40) Matt Koalska-(27) Jeremy Colliton

DEFENSE
(14) Chris Campoli-(24) Radek Martinek
(43) Ryan Caldwell-(6) Bruno Gervais
(3) Denis Grebeshkov-(44) John Erskine

GOALTENDERS
(30) Garth Snow
(39) Rick DiPietro

PENGUINS
FORWARDS
(9) Andy Hilbert-(87) Sidney Crosby-(20) Colby Armstrong
(10) John LeClair-(12) Ryan Malone-(71) Konstantin Koltsov
(43) Tomas Surovy-(23) Eric Boguniecki-(7) Michel Ouellet
(36) Andre Roy-(28) Jani Rita-(15) Niklas Nordgren

DEFENSEMEN
(19) Ryan Whitney-(44) Brooks Orpik
(5) Rob Scuderi-(2) Josef Melichar
(4) Noah Welch-(33) Eric Cairns

GOALTENDERS
(29) Marc-Andre Fleury
(31) Sebastien Caron
 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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