Before the game at the PPG Paint Arena on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins raised the ice to celebrate the captain.
20 players officially dressed for the game surrounded Sidney Crosby. The same goes for healthy scratches like defensive player Chad Ruhwedel and forward Colton Sceviour, including forward Jared McCann and defensive player Jusso Those injured, including Juuso Riikola, also wore uniforms.
After all, this is his 1,000th professional game, when he wants to fulfill the franchise pillar.
Crosby held a ceremonial silver stick at the east end of the PPG Paint Arena and took a group photo with his teammates.
For those interested in penguins, this is a profound moment.
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In the first 40 minutes of the game, the Penguins got rid of their weak efforts. In the third quarter, the Penguins made a comeback and defeated the New York Islanders 3-2.
This is the fifth time this season that the Penguins have rebounded from the lack of the final round to win.
Penguin defender Chris Letan said: “Even if we don’t have an A-level game or one of the nights, we can actually win the game and get the standings.” “This team will never give up. It doesn’t matter. We continue. Work hard.”
Despite the poor performance for most of the game-the Islanders achieved a 35-18 advantage on this indicator-the Penguins were able to keep thanks to another big effort by goalkeeper Tristan Jarry After the game, 33 saves were finally made.
In the past four games, Jarry has stopped 131 of 140 shots, which is equivalent to a saving of .935%.
“I mean, Tristan won our game, which was disappointing,” said Penguin guard Mike Matheson. “After the second stage… we have no reason to participate in that game. We didn’t have to stay in a team like the Islanders to play a role as we needed or needed to. But he let us participate in it and did it in the third stage. Arrived.”
The Penguins actually took the lead at 12:35 in the second period, thanks to Letang’s first goal of the season in a strong game.
But a mistake in the offensive zone between Penguin forwards Evgeni Malkin and Jason Zach caused the Islanders to tie the game 1-1 in less than three minutes. After a turnover, Islanders forward Jordan Eberle shined on the right, collecting his seventh goal when scoring at 15:28.
Only 53 seconds into the third inning, another error by Zac, this time in the defensive zone, caused the Islanders forward Brock Nelson to score his fifth goal from the wrist in the high post. .
Matheson made a determined effort and got a tie at 7:35 in the third game. Matheson slid the puck from his area-especially from behind his own mesh-Matheson allowed forward Teddy Blueger to take the offensive area, then turned back from the bottom right corner and passed to Matheson, who passed a wristband over the goalkeeper Since joining the Penguins last offseason, Semyon Varlamov’s blocker has been on the far side.
The Penguins lead at 13:34 in the third game. After Penguins forwards Jake Guentzel and Brandon Tanev won the hockey game in the final game of the Islanders, Crosby made a pass from the left corner to the left point With the ball, Letang measured a firing lane and threw a wrist to pass Varlamov’s blocker.
The victory is important because it puts the Penguins ahead of the Islanders in fourth place in the East.
However, this victory seems to have greater significance for their captain.
“This is important,” Crosby said. “Regardless of the outcome, this is a special day. But when you win, it gets better. Guys, the ceremony (and) in the room is all on ice. Today was just spoiled. This is a time A great experience. A day I will always remember, and even sweeter is that we can win.”
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