Sidney Crosby is showing why he is a special player.
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(Philadelphia, PA) ??? Sidney Crosby got his first career hat trick and his linemate Evgeni Malkin got his fifth goal in as many games to tie an NHL record as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 8-2.
The Flyers actually had the lead in this game early in the first period. Marc-Andre Fleury made a nice save on Randy Robitaille and less than a minute later Mike Knuble put a backhand high over the Pittsburgh goalie into the back of the net to give the Flyers the 1-0 lead at 2:02 of the first period. After that it was all Pittsburgh.
Crosby was fed by Josef Melichar and he wristed the puck high away from Flyers goalie Antero Niittymaki to tie the game at 1-1.
The Penguins took a 2-1 lead into the locker room and then Crosby opened up the game in the second period after teammate Maxime Talbot got his second goal of the game to give his team a 3-1 lead.
Former Boston Celtics, coach, GM, owner and all-around basketball genius, Red Auerbach, has passed away at the age of 89. He was responsible for helping to break the color barrier in basketball when he fielded the first all-black starting five. He won nine championships and he was the biggest name the sport has ever known.
That???s what the current pro basketball league should be called from now on. Arnold ???Red??? Auerbach passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Born on September 20th 1917 in Brooklyn New York Red made the NBA what it is today. We all know Red???s accomplishments, 9 titles as a coach of the Celtics, 7 more as GM and president of the club, 16 in all. He had the most ever wins as a coach until passed by Len Wilkens a few years ago. But, there are other reasons Red should be held in higher esteem then he is currently is by today???s NBA brass.
In the early 1950???s the NBA was struggling, it was merely filler until baseball started again in the spring. NBA games were played in Armory???s and auditoriums in cities you never heard of. Remember the Fort Wayne Pistons, the Syracuse Nationals, or the Lakers from Minnesota? Well Red coached the Boston Celtics and he traded ???Easy??? Ed Maculey the star center of the Celtics for a kid out of the University of San Francisco named Bill Russell. That was a bold move not only because ???Easy Ed??? was a big Beantown favorite but also Russell was black. Keep in mind the Red Sox did not have any black players until years later.
(St. Louis, MO) ??? Cards closer Adam Wainwright finally closed out another ugly game that his team took advantage of to get the 4-2 win to close out the World Series in just five games over the favored Detroit Tigers.
The Cardinals closer made it interesting in the ninth by giving up a hit, a walk, and a wild pitch.
In one of the sloppiest Series??? on record the Tigers pitching staff committed their fifth throwing error and eighth error in the series to help the Cardinals seal the deal. The Cards scored two runs on errors and Tigers starter Justin Verlander lasted six walking three as he took the loss.
(Uniondale, NY) - The New York Islanders were a part of history tonight when they lost to the Buffalo Sabres 3-0. The shutout by Sabres goalie Ryan Miller gave Buffalo their 10th straight win to start the season to tie the Leafs for the record that they set back in 1993.
When the Leafs set the record, on that same day, Joe Carter hit his famous homer off Phillies P Mitch Williams to win the World Series for the Jays.
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