WATCH: Sidney Crosby's no-look pass sets up Pascal Dupuis

More NHL: Scores | Standings | Odds | Fight-O-Meter | League Leaders | Rumors

For the second straight game the Pittsburgh Penguins used a three-goal third period for a come-from-behind win, rallying for a 3-1 victory in Toronto on Thursday night.

And as is usually the case, Sidney Crosby had a pretty big hand in the offense.

With the Penguins down 1-0 with just under 10 minutes to play, Crosby set up Pascal Dupuis for his first of two goals on the night (Dupuis would later score the game-winning goal) with this incredible no-look pass.


That assist added to Crosby's league-leading point total and gives him 47 on the season. It also helped add to his league-leading assist total of 35. Another way of looking at it: If Crosby hadn't scored a single goal all season he would still be fourth in the NHL's scoring race.

That line -- which also includes Dupuis and Chris Kunitz --  has been pretty unstoppable this season offensively. Kunitz is now second in the league in scoring after Thursday's game while Dupuis might be one of the best bargains in the NHL. He's currently making $1.5 million against the cap and since the start of last season has now scored 34 even strength goals, a number that only five players in the league have topped.

Dupuis arrived in Pittsburgh at the 2007-08 trade deadline in the Marian Hossa trade. Pittsburgh sent Angelo Esposito, Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, and a first-round pick to the Thrashers for Hossa and Dupuis. Both players were vital in their run to the Stanley Cup Final that season. Hossa left as a free agent after the season. If you were to go back in time and have Pittsburgh give up the same package of players for just Dupuis it's still a steal today.

For more hockey news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnHockey and @Agretz on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Also, subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

CBS Sports Writer

Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
Our Latest Stories