Flames-Penguins: Sidney Crosby Comes to Calgary

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Flames-Penguins: Sidney Crosby Comes to Calgary
Icon Sports MediaAfter defeating the Edmonton Oilers last night in the House that Gretzky Built, the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to go 2-0 in Sidney Crosby’s first career trip to Alberta.

The Oilers notched a goal in each of the first two periods Wednesday. Robert Nilsson opened the scoring with his second goal of the season, and Shawn Horcoff followed with his 12th.

The Edmonton fans gave Crosby a rousing ovation at the beginning of the game, but Sid the Kid didn't deliver until the third period.

Instead, it was Maxim Talbot who broke the seal for the Penguins, with Kristopher Letang, Colby Armstrong, and Ryan Whitney soon to follow.

Crosby didn't score against Oilers goalie Dwayne Roloson, but he did get assists on each of the Penguins' final three goals.

Tonight, Crosby and the Pens head to the Pengrowth Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames.

Crosby's first meeting with the Flames came on December 3rd, 2005—and coincided with Kristian Huselius’ Calgary debut.

The ex-Panther impressed off the bat, assisting on three goals in a 3-2 Flames win. Crosby netted one goal for Pittsburgh

The Flames are coming off a 3-1 home victory over the St. Louis Blues. Dustin Boyd has thrived since getting called up from Quad City, and scored the game-winner—his first goal of the season—in the Flames victory on Tuesday.

Miikka Kiprusoff settled down between the pipes after allowing the Blues to score on their first shot. Head coach Mike Keenan had directed some rather harsh comments towards the struggling goalie earlier in the week.

The Flames have yet to put together a convincing winning streak this season. A solid performance against Crosby and Co. would go a long way towards getting them on the right track.

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