Saturday, October 28, 2006

More trouble in Philly

The crowd sounds ready to revolt at the Wachovia Center tonight, where the Pittsburgh Penguins have taken a 4-1 lead early in the second period against the hometown Flyers. Antero Niittymaki didn't even make it to the 23-minute mark, as Robert Esche is now in goal.

Which, given his last outing, could get ugly.

UPDATE Five minutes later, it's 5-1 and Sidney Crosby has a hat trick.

UPDATE Evgeni Malkin adds to the Flyers' misery with his fifth goal of the season — which comes in his fifth game — to make the score 6-1. (Which makes you wonder: What's the longest goal-scoring streak to start an NHL career?)

UPDATE Apparently Malkin owns that record after scoring his fourth goal in his fourth game on Tuesday against New Jersey.

UPDATE The Pittsburgh Penguins move to 6-3-0 and to the top of the Atlantic Division with what was ultimately an 8-2 romp over their state rival. Expect more heads to roll in Philadelphia.

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At 11:03 PM, October 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Malkin tied the record at 5 consecutive games with a goal to start a career. I don't have the name/team/season when it was set, but it was discussed during a break in the action during the Atlanta Philadelphia game on Thursday.

 
At 11:04 PM, October 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Malkin tied the record at 5 consecutive games with a goal to start a career. I don't have the name/team/season when it was set, but it was discussed during a break in the action during the Atlanta Philadelphia game on Thursday.

 
At 11:29 AM, October 30, 2006, Anonymous Duane R said...

He's on pace to score 76 goals and 136 points.

He probably won't, but...just sayin'

 
At 11:30 AM, October 30, 2006, Anonymous Duane R said...

Something tells me it is Kris King, of all people, who has the record.

 
At 1:43 PM, October 30, 2006, Anonymous berestoff said...

Malkin tied the 5-goals record set by another Russian - Dmitry Kvartalnov in his debut season for Boston in 1992-93.

 

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