Crosby collected his 41st goal of the season Tuesday against the Sabres. Another game, another highlight-reel effort from the NHL's leading scorer. Crosby split Buffalo's defense and elevated a one-handed shot over goalie Robin Lehner's left shoulder. The star center received a scare late in the game when the Sabres' Evander Kane high-sticked him, jarring a chiclet or two from Crosby's mouth. Fortunately, that was the only damage. After failing to score in seven straight, he's now scored seven times in his last five contests.
Crosby collected a natural hat trick in a 4-0 win over Florida on Sunday. The three-point effort moves him into a tie for the Art Ross Trophy with Conor McDavid; both players have 80 points. Crosby's outburst also gives him an NHL-leading 40 goals in 2016-17, marking just the second time in 11 seasons he's reached the 40-goal plateau. The center has five goals and six points in his last two games, but it remains questionable as to whether he can match his career high of 51 goals with 11 contests left.
Crosby picked up two goals with an assist, a plus-1 rating and two hits in Friday's 6-4 win against the Devils. It was Crosby's first outing with two or more goals since Feb. 4, and just his second time over the past 10 games in which he lit the lamp. Still, he has multi-point efforts in three of his past four games and appears to be coming alive again after a dormant stretch by his standards.
Crosby garnered a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss against the Flames on Monday. The Penguins' captain broke a seven-game goalless streak with a deflection late in the third period that sent the game into overtime, but the marker didn't come without controversy. Calgary challenged the play for goaltender interference -- on the replay, it appeared Crosby hit Brian Elliott's glove with his stick, but he might have also deflected the puck. The call on the ice stood up, though. Despite this being his first goal in eight games, Crosby's line has been dynamic since Conor Sheary returned six games ago. Crosby has a goal and seven points while averaging five shots per game in his last six contests.
Crosby had two assists and fired nine shots on goal in Saturday's win over the Canucks. Crosby was dominant all night and reached the 70-point mark for the second consecutive season. The Pittsburgh captain has been a fantasy monster once again this season and is an automatic roll every game. Crosby hasn't scored since the Stadium Series against the Flyers, but he's creating all kinds of chances and has fired nine shots on goal in two of his last four outings, so it's only a matter of time. What a stud.
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