The drought is over, Sidney Crosby finally has his playoff goal.
Right after the Penguins finished killing a four-minute Rangers power play -- moving New York to 0-for-their-last-32 -- Crosby went flying up ice. Robert Bortuzzo found him with an excellent stretch pass to find Crosby behind the defense and clear for a breakaway.
Crosby picked his spot and found the opening on Henrik Lundqvist; right between the wickets. Goal, Penguins.
Crosby was very close to scoring a goal a few times on Sunday night but couldn't beat Lundqvist. However he clearly played the best game of his postseason and on Monday he was rewarded, even if it was a day late.
For Crosby it brings an end to a pair of career-high droughts. He had gone 13 playoff games without a goal stretching back to last postseason and he had also gone 13 games without a goal this season, going back to the regular season. The monkey is off his back.
We can officially end the "what's up with Sid" stuff.