Crosby scored his 27th goal of the season and added three more helpers in an 8-7 overtime win over Washington on Monday.
Crosby's assault on the scoresheet continues, as No. 87 is now up to 50 points -- one ahead of teammate Evgeni Malkin and one behind the Oilers' Connor McDavid for the league lead. Sid is having arguably the best season of his career and should once again be included in the "best player in the world" conversation.
The NHL's goal leader with 26 in 34 games, Crosby hasn't scored in his last three tilts. He compiled a 66.7 Corsi For against the Caps, but lost 19 of 24 draws for his second-worst faceoff percentage of any game in 2016-17. Crosby, who failed to register at least one shot for just the second time this season, will look to rebound Thursday in Ottawa. He scored one goal in Pittsburgh's lone meeting against the Sens on Dec. 5.
He hasn't scored in the last two games (which is practically a drought for him), but his pair of assists puts him back into sole possession of second place in the Art Ross trophy race. He leads the league with 26 goals and has 44 points. Crosby owns more than twice as many multi-point games (14) as pointless nights (6).
Despite missing the Pens' first six games of the season due to a concussion, he's now tied with Connor McDavid in the NHL scoring race with 42 points. Crosby also leads the league with nine power-play goals, putting him on track to shatter his personal single-season high of 16. The center, who's compiled 20 points (11 goals, nine assists) in 14 December tilts, will get one last chance to pad his monthly total Saturday, when the Pens host Montreal. Pittsburgh will then have a full week off of action before getting back to it Jan. 8 against Tampa.
Crosby potted his 25th goal and added two helpers in a 5-2 victory against the Devils on Tuesday.
He briefly left the game with an undisclosed issue after taking a high stick midway through the contest but quickly returned. Crosby's three-point effort was his third of the season and second in December. When the center scored a career-high 51 goals in 2009-10, he netted his 25th goal in the 44th game, according to Pens' historian Bob Grove. By comparison, he scored his 25th goal Tuesday in just his 30th contest.