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WALKER'S TWO GOALS LEAD HURRICANES PAST PENGUINS, 3-2

Friday, 03.02.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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WALKER\'S TWO GOALS LEAD HURRICANES PAST PENGUINS, 3-2

RALEIGH, N.C. - Scott Walker's two goals Friday night led Carolina to a 3-2 win over the Penguins.

Sidney Crosby found the back of the net with 5:37 left in the first period. Circling around the near side of the net, Crosby fired a hard shot past Cam Ward and into the net for a 1-0 Penguins lead. It was the 200th point of Crosby's career. At age 19 years, 207 days, he is the youngest player in NHL history to reach that milestone.

Wayne Gretzky is the only player in NHL history to reach 200 career points while still a teenager (age 19 years, 347 days).

Jordan Staal and Rob Scuderi had assists on Crosby's goal.

Walker tied the game at 1-all with 12:32 left in the second period.

The Hurricanes went up, 2-1, 1:07 later when Frantisek Kaberle's wrister deflected off a Penguins defender and sailed high into the net.

Ryan Malone one-timed a shot past Ward with 9:36 on the clock. Colby Armstrong sent a pass to Malone in the slot and he ripped it into the net. Max Talbot had the other assist.

Walker pushed a shot past Jocelyn Thibault with 8:27 left in the contest for a 3-2 Hurricanes advantage.

 

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