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Monday, October 14, 2013

Sidney Crosby Named NHL Third Star of the Week

The Pittsburgh Penguin's captain Sidney Crosby, has been named the third star of the week by the NHL!


Crosby led the League with seven points (3-4—7) in three games as the Penguins won two out of three contests. He began the week by collecting two assists in a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Oct. 8 and another helper in a 6-3 loss to the Florida Panthers Oct. 11. Crosby then recorded his eighth career hat trick – and first in the regular season since Dec. 2, 2010 – and assisted on the game-winning goal in the final minute of regulation in a 5 4 triumph over the Tampa Bay Lightning Oct. 12. The 26-year-old Cole Harbour, N.S., native has posted at least one point in each of Pittsburgh's first five games (5-4—9), his longest point streak to begin a season since his rookie year, and leads the League with nine points.

Crosby has 9 points in five and a point in each of the first five games this season. He's off to a much faster start than he typically has gotten off to in the past. Crosby is averaging 1.8 points-per-game right now which would put him on pace for a 147 point season. Obviously, Crosby realistically won't get that high of a point total but if he can stay healthy, perhaps he can surpass his career-high 120 point total from the 2006-2007 season.

Right now, Crosby has one more point  (9) than the Philadelphia Flyers have goals as a team(8) total for the season. Great start for the captain and the best player in the world. Here's hoping he can keep it up and stay healthy, considering that he was running away with the scoring title last year before getting injured. 

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