Sidney Crosby C PIT 3 months ago

Crosby registered an assist in Friday's series-ending Game 5 loss to the Rangers.

Crosby finished the postseason with two goals and two assists in five games; a fine total, but not nearly enough for a Penguins' attack that struggled all series to generate high-quality scoring opportunities against world-class netminder Henrik Lundqvist. The center will turn 28 in August, and while it might be premature to say that he's on the decline, there's a fair argument to make that he may no longer be the consensus No. 1 fantasy pick heading into the 2015-16 campaign. Though he's seemed to assuage some concern about his ability to stay healthy by missing only seven games over the last two years, he saw his goal total decline to 28 in 2014-15, the lowest output for his career during a season in which he suited up for 60-plus games.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 3 months ago

Crosby scored two goals in Saturday's Game 2 win over the Rangers.

A big performance from the captain, who was held pointless in Thursday's playoff opener. With the series now tied 1-1, Crosby will need to keep producing if the Penguins hope to get past the Rangers. With 116 points in 97 career playoff games, Crosby is one of the best guys you can have in a playoff pool.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 3 months ago

Crosby was held pointless Thursday against the Rangers, finishing with a minus-1 rating and one shot on goal in 19:11 TOI.

He collected one goal in a seven-game playoff series against New York in 2013-14 -- his only postseason score in the last twenty contests. The Pens will need more from their captain if they intend to challenge the Rangers in the quarterfinal series. On the bright side, Crosby won 15 of 20 faceoffs despite registering a 49.9 percent win rate during the regular season.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 4 months ago

Crosby was kept pointless for just the second time in his last nine contests Saturday, falling out of a tie for the Art Ross Trophy.

He was in position to win consecutive scoring titles for the first time since Jaromir Jagr won it four years in a row, from 1997-98 to 2000-01. Crosby finishes third in scoring with 84 points (28G, 56A) behind Jamie Benn (87 points) and John Tavares (86 points). Crosby scored one goal and three points in a seven-game series against the Rangers -- Pittsburgh's playoff opponent -- last year.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 4 months ago

Crosby scored one goal and assisted on a second Tuesday night against the Sens.

He endured a rough night, physically, taking a stick to the groin which caused him to double over for a good half minute. Crosby, who now has 83 points, will go up against the Islanders and Art Ross Trophy competitor, John Tavares, on Friday. The Penguins center potted two goals and an assist the last time Pittsburgh played New York.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 4 months ago

Crosby collected his 27th goal of the season Saturday afternoon in Columbus.

Crosby and linemate Patric Hornqvist nearly willed Pittsburgh to a regulation tie, but the team failed to hold a late second-period, two-goal advantage. The star center scored a goal against Philly (the Pens' Sunday opponent) on Wednesday. His team will need its best player to come up big with a playoff bid still teetering unbalanced heading into the final week.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 4 months ago

Crosby netted his team's lone goal in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Flyers.

Crosby extended his point streak to four games, and cracked the 80 point threshold for the sixth time in his career. He currently leads the NHL with 80 points, and has his team poised to make another run at the Stanley Cup this summer.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 4 months ago

Crosby collected three points -- including a goal and two assists -- in a 3-2 victory over Phoenix on Saturday.

The Pens superstar has scored six goals and 20 points in his last 16 games after going through a seven-point, 13-game stretch. He leads the NHL with 78 points (25G, 53A) in 70 games.

Sidney Crosby C PIT 4 months ago

Crosby scored one goal and assisted on a second in a 3-1 win over Arizona on Saturday.

He now has 16 points (5G, 11A) in his last 13 games despite playing nine of those contests away from Consol Energy Center. The two-point night also gives Crosby the NHL lead in scoring with 74 points (24G, 50A).

Sidney Crosby C PIT 5 months ago

Crosby (illness) will play against the Red Wings on Sunday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

He was tentatively listed on the lineup card (as he was Saturday), but is now confirmed to play Sunday. Crosby will center his usual line with David Perron and Patric Hornqvist.