It looked like the Phoenix game all over again. Johnson in net and Bourque was in for Godard. The team thought it would be cool to coast through the first half of the game. Johnson was letting some pucks slip by despite his solid presence between the pipes. The only difference was a lack of Gonchar. ...and a player named Sidney Crosby. This was his 300th game in the NHL so it only made sense that his play would be that much more special than it already is. Crosby scored three different ways in the third period: power play, shorthanded (his first ever) and shootout. At least Pens fans knew that Crosby's goal in the shootout didn't warrant a showering of hats. It was a very lackluster beginning. If I didn't know any better, I would have assumed the team attached ...
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