Crosby was announced as a finalist for the 2018-19 Hart Memorial Trophy on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
This is Crosby's seventh top-3 finish in Hart Trophy voting, as he looks for his third win. He scored 35 goals and 100 points in 79 games this season, his first 100-point campaign since the 2013-14 season. The 31-year-old continues building his Hall of Fame resume.
Crosby will not attend the 2019 IIHF World Championship with Canada, instead spending the offseason recovering and preparing for next year, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.
After a disappointing four-game exit from the playoffs in which Crosby logged a lone assist, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see the world-class competitor anxious to get started on his preparation for the 2019-20 campaign. While the season may have ended sooner than the veteran center was hoping, he is coming off one of his best years after racking up 100 points for the first time since 2013-14. While changes might be coming for the entire Pens roster, Sid the Kid is probably one of only two untouchable players along with Evgeni Malkin.
Crosby had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers.
Crosby hit 100 points (35 goals, 65 assists) for the first time since he had 104 in 2013-14. It was the sixth time he hit the century mark in 14 NHL seasons. Crosby becomes the sixth guy to hit that height this season.
Crosby had a goal and two assists in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
He's tied with Johnny Gaudreau for sixth in NHL scoring with 98 points. It was a big game for Crosby, who had been struggling with just three assists in his previous nine games. He could still hit 100 points with a solid performance Saturday. It would be Crosby's sixth 100-point season if he does.
Crosby picked up an assist in Tuesday's shootout loss to Carolina.
Crosby is stuck in a four-game goal drought and has just one point in his previous three contests, which doesn't bode well for the Pens considering Evgeni Malkin (upper body) is currently out of action. The 31-year-old Crosby needs just seven more points to reach the 100-mark for the first time since 2013-14, but has just eight more games to get there.
Crosby tallied a pair of power-play assists in a 5-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday.
It's been business as usual for the Pens captain in 2018-19, as Crosby moves to 92 points on the year after his most recent performance. No. 87 now has 31 points over a 17-game streak, including five performances of three or more points. Not much more needs to be said when it comes to Sid the Kid's fantasy value.
Crosby scored two goals, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Capitals.
Sid may not longer be a kid exactly, but the 31-year-old is certainly playing like one at the moment. He's produced nine multi-point performances in the last 15 games, piling up 10 goals and 28 points over that stretch, and Crosby's surge has not only put the Pens in a much more comfortable position in the Eastern Conference playoff race, it's put them within striking distance of the Caps for the Metropolitan Division lead. He hasn't put together a 100-point campaign since 2013-14, but Crosby is now hurtling towards one this season at a breakneck pace.
Crosby, who had temporarily left Thursday's game after taking a high stick early in the third period, returned to score a goal in a 3-0 win over Columbus.
The snipe extended his goal streak to six games. He has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in that span. Crosby has 87 points in just 64 games and is on pace for his sixth career 100-plus point season. He continues to stake his place as one of the best of all time and the best fantasy plays right now, even at 31.
Crosby lit the lamp and dished out two assists in Tuesday's overtime win versus the Panthers.
The Metropolitan Division is up for grabs, and nobody is playing better hockey right now than Crosby. He assisted Jake Guentzel's goal just 16 seconds into the second period to notch his 1,200th career point. But Crosby wasn't finished. He also scored on the power play and assisted Guentzel's game-winning goal in overtime. Crosby now has five straight multi-point games and 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) in the last 11 outings.
Crosby tallied a goal and three assists in a 5-1 victory against the Canadiens on Saturday.
The Penguins captain nearly had his first five-point night in four and a half years, but two other teammates set up Jared McCann's empty-netter after Crosby's pass, so he didn't register a fourth assist on the play. Still, owners will take this offensive explosion, which started with a goal 21 seconds into the game and resulted in a three-point first period. Crosby has recorded multiple points in four straight contests along with six goals and 22 points in the last 11 games. This hot streak has moved Crosby into fourth place around the league in scoring with 83 points (29 goals) in 62 games.
Crosby scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Sabres.
The Penguins are fighting for their playoff lives right now, and Crosby is doing everything he can to ensure they keep playing past the first week of April. The 31-year-old has produced three straight multi-point games and six in the last nine contests, racking up five goals and 17 points over that stretch.
Crosby scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
The future Hall of Famer now has five multi-point efforts in his last eight games, racking up four goals and 15 points during that blistering stretch. With the Penguins trying to secure a playoff spot -- and the Metropolitan Division crown not yet out of reach -- look for Crosby to stay locked in over the final weeks of the season as he guns for another 100-point campaign.
Crosby scored a goal and recorded an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers on Saturday.
Adding Lincoln-Financial Field to the list, the Penguins captain has scored against the Flyers in five different venues during his career and now has 99 career points against his cross-state rival. Crosby has points in seven of his last eight games, and during that stretch, he's recorded three goals and 14 points. He may not be in the MVP or scoring title conversation, but Crosby is still turning in a wonderful season with 26 goals and 75 points in 58 games.
Crosby earned one assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Devils.
Crosby set up forward Zach Aston-Reese for the Penguins' first goal of the night. No. 87 has collected two goals and 10 assists during the six-game point streak, and now has 73 points in 57 contests.
Crosby notched three assists in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rangers.
He dished a helper in all three periods, running his point streak to five games -- three of which were three-point performances. Crosby seems to be relishing a playoff chase, which bodes well for his fantasy upside over the final 23 games of the season as the Pens try to climb up the Metropolitan Division standings.
Crosby scored a goal and two assists, all on the power play, in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Flames.
He and Evgeni Malkin provided most of Pittsburgh's offense on the afternoon, and the performance gives Crosby two goals and eight points over the course of a four-game point streak. The future Hall of Famer now has 25 goals and 69 points through 55 games as he hunts for his first 100-point campaign since 2013-14.
Crosby recorded his 42nd assist of the season in a 3-1 win over Edmonton on Wednesday.
Sid the Kid found the scoresheet for a third straight game, notching the secondary assist on Teddy Blueger's third goal of the year at 6:10 of the second period. It would hold up as the game-winner, with the Penguins adding an empty-netter late in the final period. Crosby is now up to 66 points and looking to reach 90 for the first time since 2013-14, the year he went off for 104 points.
Crosby scored a goal and two assists in Monday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.
He also added three shots, a blocked shot and a plus-3 rating. Crosby now has 24 goals and 65 points through 53 games, putting him within striking distance of his first 100-point campaign since 2013-14.
Crosby scored a goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Toronto.
Sid is as consistent as they come. He has been held off the scoresheet just four times in his last 21 games and has 61 points in 49 games. Crosby is tied with David Pastrnak, Sean Monahan and Leon Draisaitl for 11th in NHL scoring. He may be 31, but he's as good as ever.
Crosby scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Crosby picked up right where he left off before the All-Star break and now has seven points in his last eight games. The world-class center logged 22 minutes of ice time Wednesday, a mark he has hit 10 times this season. A matchup with Ottawa on Friday against a team allowing a league-worst 3.74 goals per game figures to be a prime opportunity for Sid the Kid to record his 20th multi-point game of the season.
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