Friday, 25 January 2013 16:45
The Penguins are in Winnipeg tonight, hoping to reverse the poor play they displayed in their home opener Wednesday. It’s a special night for Winnipeg fans. It will be Sidney Crosby’s first appearance as a pro in the Canadian city.
By Kirk Penton, Winnipeg Sun
Sidney Crosby will finally make his long-awaited appearance at MTS Centre on Friday night as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sid the Kid missed both games in Winnipeg last season due to his concussion/neck problem that forced him to sit out most of the campaign. There will no doubt be an extra buzz in the building because of No. 87’s presence on the Winnipeg ice, which hasn’t happened since he took part in the Canadian junior men’s hockey team camp in 2004.
Jets fans shouldn’t get too excited about Friday’s contest, however, because Mr. Crosby, who has now been in the NHL for a whopping eight years, has made dominating the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise one of his favourite pastimes.
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