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Crosby on NHL's fast track

Penguins' teen takes the league by storm

At 19, high-scoring Sidney Crosby of the Penguins has become the face of the NHL on and off the ice. 'He's lived up to his expectations,' says New Jersey's Brian Rafalski. At 19, high-scoring Sidney Crosby of the Penguins has become the face of the NHL on and off the ice. "He's lived up to his expectations," says New Jersey's Brian Rafalski. (BRUCE BENNETT/GETTY IMAGES)
By Fluto Shinzawa
Globe Staff / January 23, 2007

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DALLAS -- Last Tuesday, with 27 seconds remaining in regulation in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-2 win over the New York Islanders, the NHL's present -- that term can be interpreted in more than one way -- doubled over in pain. (Full article: 959 words)

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