Sidney Crosby may have never played an NHL game in Winnipeg before Friday night, but he looked right at home against the Jets, scoring both of his team's goals in a 4-2 loss.
Sidney Crosby may have never played an NHL game in Winnipeg before Friday night, but he looked right at home against the Jets.
The Pittsburgh Penguins sniper collected his first goal of the game less than five minutes into the first period, when he put himself in good position to take a feed from winger Chris Kunitz and beat Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec on the short side.
He wasn't done there though.
The 25-year-old native of Cole Harbour, N.S. dangled around Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien with a little over five minutes to go in the first and deposited a backhand shot in between the legs of Pavelec for his second goal of the game.
In the end it wasn't enough, as the Jets mounted a comeback for a 4-2 win.
But Crosby will get another chance at redemption when the Penguins return to Winnipeg on Friday, Feb. 15 (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET).
Rod PerryRod grew up in the west end of Toronto and did his undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. He's always had an infatuation with anything sports-related and took his passion to Centennial College's sports journalism program for a post-graduate education. He's also still miffed about the Kelly Gruber botched triple play call in the 1992 World Series.