Despite the point, Crosby didn't play particularly well -- he took a holding penalty in overtime and then missed the net on his shootout attempt. Still, he was healthy enough to play after Friday's cross-check to the head, an encouraging sign.
Crosby was the recipient of a Brandon Dubinsky cross-check to the neck late in the second period. He went directly to the dressing room but returned for the start of the third. Crosby has a well-documented history of head and neck injuries, so fantasy owners will want to make sure he's healthy heading into Saturday's home tilt against Edmonton.
Sidney Crosby collected two goals in a 4-3 overtime victory against the Blues on Wednesday.
The two-goal game -- which included a power-play marker -- was his first since Feb. 12. His nine shots on goal tied a career high. Crosby now has five goals and 10 points in his last 12 games.
Sidney Crosby tallied a power-play assist but finished with a minus-2 rating in a 3-1 loss to San Jose on Saturday.
He registered only one shot and played uneven hockey for the most part Saturday. Crosby went 18-13 on draws, but that's likely scant consolation to fantasy owners. He now has three goals and eight points in his last 11 contests.
This goal was vintage Crosby, as he showed long-absent burst, splitting two defenders while receiving a pass from Pascal Dupuis and beating Avs goalie Reto Berra between the legs. At the time, the tally gave the Pens a 4-2 lead, but Matt Duchene's late goal made it the game-winner. There have been a lot of false starts this year en route to Sid's stunningly mediocre (or by Crosby standards, garbage) 10 points and minus-7 rating, so this could just be a mirage. That said, this is still one of the stars of the game we're talking about, and he seems to be finding his stride.