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CROSBY REGISTERS FOUR POINTS IN TEAM CANADA'S WIN

Monday, 05.08.2006 / 12:00 AM / Pittsburgh Penguins
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Sidney Crosby continued to light up the World Championships on Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins 18-year-old phenom racked up four more points to lead Canada to a 7-1 rout of Norway on Sunday in Latvia.

Crosby had a goal and three assists to pace Team Canada to the triumph. He is now the tournament’s top scorer with six points (3+3).

The Patrice Bergeron-Crosby-Brad Boyes line remains red-hot. It combined for nine points Sunday.

Crosby set up Bergeron and Boyes to give Canada a 2-0 lead in the first. Mike Comrie added another goal as the squad took a 3-0 advantage into intermission.

Crosby, who became the youngest player in NHL history to reach 102 points this season, scored 1:05 into the second period. Jason Williams made it a 5-0 game before Crosby set up Bergeron for a 6-0 advantage. Brendan Shanahan scored late in the period to cap Team Canada’s scoring.

Alex Auld earned the win in goal. He stopped 14 of the 15 shots he faced.

USA 3, Denmark 0

Penguins forward Andy Hilbert had an assist as the United States moved to 2-0 win the shutout triumph.

Hilbert set up Richard Park’s third-period goal. Andrew Alberts and Yan Stastny both scored goals for the Americans.

Penguins forward Ryan Malone had two shots in the game, while Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik had two shots and two penalty minutes.

Craig Anderson earned the win in goal. He stopped all 19 shots he faced.

The United States meets Canada (2-0) on Tuesday in a battle of unbeatens.

For more info on the World Championships, visit iihf.com.

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