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Crosby’s scores 250th career goal to lead Penguins past the Islanders, 4-3

Sidney Crosby (photo by Elliott via wikipedia commons)

Sidney Crosby, who is only 26 years old, scored the 250th goal of his career Friday night in leading the Pittsburgh Penguins past the New York Islanders, 4-3.

Crosby’s goal with 1:16 remaining in regulation was his 12th of the season.

The Penguins lead the NHL’s newly-formed Metropolitan Division with a 15-8-0 record.

Avs Landeskog is youngest ever to be named captain at 19

Gabriel Landeskog (photo by Avaholic via wikipedia commons)

Gabriel Landeskog, a left winger for the Colorado Avalanche had a nice rookie season with the team last season.

The native of Sweden, played in 82 games, scoring 22 goals, dishing out 30 assists and registering 52 points.

For his hard work and leadership, the Avs named him as team captain on September 4, 2012. That appointment made him the youngest captain in NHL history.

When the Pittsburgh Penguins named Sidney Crosby captain in 2007, he was 11 days older than Landeskog.




Comrie retires from NHL due to 3rd hip surgery in five years


Mike Comrie with Edmonton in 2010 (photo by Tabercil, Luke Ford photos via wikipedia commons)


Mike Comrie, who scored at least 30 goals in a season, retired from the National Hockey League after having a third hip operation in the past five years.

The 31-year-old former University of Michigan standout retired two weeks after his recent hip surgery.

Due to the injury, he was limited to 127 games the past three years.

He finished his career last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Comrie had just one goal and five assists in 21 games and was an unrestricted free agent when he retired.

The winner of a gold medal for Canada in the 2002 world hockey championship, he is the husband of singer/actress Hilary Duff. The couple is expecting their first child in March.

Comrie played for Edmonton, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Ottawa, the Islanders and Pittsburgh, totaling 589 regular-season games, 168 goals, 197 assists. In 32 career playoff games, he scored four goals with six assists.

Comrie's wife Hilary Duff in 2010 (photo credit Alan Light via wikipedia commons)

Comrie was born in Edmonton and started his NHL career with the Oilers during the 2000-2001 season. The next season, 2001-2002, he scored 33 goals.


Info compiled from NHL, Radio & TV news

Crosby neck problem not as serious as first thought

Sidney Crosby (file photo)

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby received some good news earlier this week.

He has been diagnosed with a soft-tissue injury in his neck that resembles the symptoms of a concussion but can be treatable.

He said an MRI and CAT scan showed no evidence of a fracture in his neck.

There is no actual date set in stone for his return to the ice.


Info compiled from Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Radio & TV news


Crosby returns in big fashion scoring two goals in Penguins 5-0 win


Sidney Crosby November 2006 (photo by Elliott & Krm500 via wikipedia commons)

24-year-old hockey superstar Sidney Crosby came back from a 10-month rehab from concussion-like symptoms, singlehandedly beating the New York Islanders, 5-0.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star scored two goals, added a pair of assists on Monday night.

The former NHL MVP answered all the questions whether he could return to his superstar skills after missing so much time from the game.

His returned prompted 250 media requests which gave the game a playoff feel.


Info compiled from NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Radio & TV news


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