Crosby will not be available against the Flyers on Tuesday after being designated for the NHL's COVID-19 list. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Sid will not be available for tonight's game. He will be listed on the NHL's COVID protocol list. We didn't have a morning skate this morning due to the NHL's COVID protocol." The Penguins are heading into a three-game stretch versus Philadelphia, not exactly the best time to potentially be without their captain. In Crosby's stead, Evgeni Malkin figures to move into the top line while Jared McCann could slide over to center with the No. 2 group. In his last five contests, Crosby garnered two goals on 19 shots and four helpers and will no doubt be eager to pick up where he left off whenever cleared to return.
Crosby scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders on Saturday. Crosby has put up three goals and 10 points in his last 10 games. And he has 18 points, including seven snipes, in 19 games. The Pens are starting to surge and we expect Sid to carry the team forward. He'll carry yours, too.
Crosby amassed two assists and two shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Islanders. He also went 13-9 (59.1 percent) in the faceoff circle. Skating in his 1,000th NHL game, Crosby assisted on a pair of Kris Letang goals, the first a power-play tally to open the scoring in the first period and the second on what proved to be the game-winner in the third. Crosby has hit the scoresheet in five of his last six games, totalling two goals and five assists.
Crosby tallied a goal and matched his season high with six shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Islanders. Crosby seemed to inadvertently deflect a Kasperi Kapanen shot from in close to open the scoring just 4:15 into the game. The 33-year-old has seen his rate of production slip a little in 2020-21, amassing six goals and seven assists in 15 games. His shooting percentage (15.0) is right in line with his previous two seasons, so he could be in line for positive regression in that category.
Crosby delivered an empty-net goal on four shots and added an assist in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Capitals. He also went 12-7 (63.2 percent) on faceoffs and was plus-3. Crosby rounded out the scoring with his empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. He also assisted on a Bryan Rust goal midway through the first period, giving him a multi-point showing for the first time since Jan. 24. Crosby has now reached the scoresheet in a season-best three consecutive games, picking up a goal and three assists in that time.
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