Notebook: Crosby still creates buzz in Toronto
Saturday, February 10, 2007
? This is Sidney Crosby's third trip to Toronto, but he was only slightly less mobbed by media than he was during his first trip last January. He had to have a news conference at the Ricoh Coliseum where the Penguins practiced for that trip, which was followed by his first NHL game in Canada. There was no news conference yesterday, but he was still surrounded by at least six cameras and two dozen reporters after he got off the ice following practice.
? After going 1-5 in their first five shootouts this season, the Penguins have won three in a row, including Thursday's victory over the Flyers. Credit goes to goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, center Maxime Talbot said. "Our success starts in one place, and it's in the net," Talbot said. "Yes, we talk about Sid and the best scorer and everything, and it's definitely nice to see, but it starts in the net, and lately, Fleury's been on his game. Nobody really wants to talk about it because we don't want to disturb him. He's just focused. You just want him to keep that state of mind because right now, he's relaxed, he's having fun and he's not feeling the pressure and that's when he's at his best."
Goals in the past four games for rookie Jordan Staal, who has 20 this season.
Number of games since the Penguins' last win in Toronto (0-1-1) on March 11, 2004.