Crosby finished the playoffs with 21 points, but couldn't power the Penguins past Washington in the second round. Crosby had another phenomenal regular season, as he recorded his fifth consecutive 80-plus point campaign, while matching his career high in power-play points (38). However, the most significant statistic for the all-star center is the fact that he played in all 82 games, something he has never done in his career (he logged 81 in 2009-10). Injuries have plagues the Cole Harbor native throughout his career -- concussions being the most serious -- but he was able to stay healthy for the entirety of 2017-18. If he can continue that trend into next year, there is no reason to think Crosby won't rack up a sixth year above 80 -- and could challenge for 90.
Crosby picked up an assist Saturday in a 6-3, Game 5 loss to the Capitals. He has 20 points in just 11 games and his game has ascended to yet another level. Sid's team is down 3-2 in this series, but don't count them out yet. Not with Crosby carrying the mail. And not with perennial choke artists from Washington lining up against them.
Crosby had two assists -- including one on the power play -- in Thursday's 3-1 Game 4 win over the Capitals. Crosby managed to make a major impact despite not registering a shot on goal, helping his team tie the series 2-2. He has 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 10 games this postseason.
Crosby recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 Game 3 loss to the Capitals. Crosby sent the home crowd into a frenzy by breaking a 2-2 tie late in the second period, but Pittsburgh came out flat in the third. Washington won the final frame 2-0 to take the game, thus grabbing a 2-1 series lead. The Pittsburgh captain will look to even the series and add to his 17 postseason points in Thursday's Game 4.
Crosby scored his seventh goal of the playoffs and added a helper in Thursday's 3-2, Game 1 win over the Capitals. Crosby's line with Patric Hornqvist and Jake Guentzel scored all three of the team's goals while combining for seven points. Sid the Kid's rolling right now, so those who picked him in playoff fantasy pools are living the good life as usual.
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