Crosby recorded a goal and two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Islanders. Crosby went to work with the game already in hand, playing a role in each of Pittsburgh's final three goals. All those points count the same as far as fantasy owners are concerned, and he's providing no shortage of scoring with 15 goals and 32 points through 24 appearances.
Crosby netted his 15th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Philadelphia. He's on a four-game, seven-point streak that includes five goals. Sid is Sid. He's only been held off the scoresheet twice in the last 10 games. And with 30 points in 23 games, Crosby is headed toward another 100-plus point season. He's money in the fantasy bank.
Crosby scored a hat trick and posted seven shots on goal in a 6-3 losing effort against the Avalanche on Wednesday. With both teams playing the second part of a back-to-back, the Avalanche looked much faster Wednesday and jumped out to a 3-0 lead. But then Crosby took over, scoring twice in the final minute of the second and then tying the game with his third goal in the final period. For a late November contest, Crosby's determination was pretty incredible, as he was heavily engaged offensively and was all over his defensive zone too. Owners have to love seeing the two-time MVP giving it his best. Since returning from injury, Crosby has five goals and nine points in five games. He has 13 goals and 28 points in 21 games this season.
Crosby scored another backhanded goal in a 4-3 victory against the Jets on Tuesday. He seems to be scoring a backhander every night, but owners don't care how they go in -- they just love Crosby's two goals and six points in the last four games since returning from injury. With 10 goals and 25 points in 20 games this season, his slow start is a distant memory now.
Crosby registered a goal and two assists in his first game back from injury versus Dallas on Wednesday. Having Crosby back in the lineup allowed the Pens to shake off a four-game losing streak. After the game, coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Our team gets a foot faller when he's in our lineup because of the inspiration that he is for our group," Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports. Pittsburgh will need all the inspiration it can get if it is going to climb its way out of the Metropolitan Division cellar.
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