Crosby chipped in a power-play goal and assisted on Conor Sheary's overtime winner in Tuesday's 5-4 triumph over Buffalo.
Crosby's team got plenty of love from the refs but failed to convert on any of its first four power-play opportunities until the captain finally broke through on the fifth late in the second period. His assist on Sheary's winner 16 seconds into overtime gave Crosby his first multi-point performance since Oct. 14. Crosby also managed an even rating for the second consecutive contest, which is a noteworthy accomplishment for a player that's buried himself in a minus-14 hole 20 games into the season.
Crosby has only tallied three assists while posting an ugly minus-9 rating in his last 10 games.
The reigning Rocket Richard Trophy winner hasn't potted a goal since Oct. 20 against the Panthers, and the Penguins have struggled as a result, going 4-5-1 since then. He'll look to snap his 10-game goal drought Saturday in a road matchup with a Predaotrs team that's allowing an average of 2.73 scores per game this season, 10th in the NHL.
Crosby was held off the scoresheet versus the Oilers on Tuesday, despite logging 21:59 of ice time.
Between the 4:11 of power-play action and the extra session, Crosby spent a lot of time on the ice Tuesday. While the center managed to fire off five shots on goal, he was stymied by Edmonton netminder Cam Talbot. The Nova Scotia native has failed to register a point in two straight games, with his next opportunity to put one in the back of the net coming Thursday against the Jets.
Crosby banked in a goal off netminder Henrik Lundqvist in Wednesday's 5-4 victory over the Rangers.
Astonishing goals by Crosby have become the norm, with Wednesday's tally likely ranking up there among some of his best. What's so impressive is the fact that the center had the foresight to wait until New York defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk touched the puck -- negating a potential hand pass -- and then backhanded it toward the net from below the goal line in order to tie the game with less than a minute remaining.
Crosby scored two goals in Saturday's 4-3 win over Florida.
He opened the scoring on the power play and ended it with the game-winner. Crosby has eight points (three goals, five assists) in six games. Clutch.