Crosby bats in OT goal, Penguins deny Devils series sweep
The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Devils 4-3 on Thursday night, denying New Jersey a sweep of the four-game season series. Kris Letang stole Taylor Hall's pass in the opening seconds in the Pittsburgh zone and sent Crosby on a semi-break the other way. His initial shot hit the goalpost, but then the star center pulled his hands in and swatted the puck out of the air - a fitting move on the opening day of baseball season.
The Penguins jumped out to a 4-0 lead in Game 1 of their playoff series against the Flyers on Wednesday night, with Sidney Crosby having neither scored nor assisted on any of the four tallies.
But it didn’t take him long to join the party.
Crosby was in front of the net midway through the second period, when a puck was floated in his direction. Crosby reached his stick out and perfectly swatted it into the goal — making it look easy in the process.
The ol’ Crosby mid-air special
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn)
He’s one of the greatest players in the game — if not the best — and that sick goal is just another example that proves it.
NHL playoffs 2018: Bracket, first-round schedule, dates, TV times
The first-round schedule of the 2018 NHL playoffs is set, and the series openers are April 11-12.This year's chase for the Stanley Cup begins Wednesday, April 11, with three series openers. The two-time defending champion Penguins host the cross-state rival Flyers to start their quest for a three-peat in earnest, and the expansion Golden Knights play their first playoff game in franchise history.
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Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Hope This Time Is Different Against Sidney Crosby, Penguins .
There may be scrums in this Penguins-Capitals series that make Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin look like they are tied at the hip, which is fitting. There may be scrums in this Penguins-Capitals series that make Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin look like they are tied at the hip, which is fitting. They can’t escape each other, on the ice or as conversation pieces. Sid and Ovi entered the league together in 2005. They are very different players and have had very different Hall of Fame careers, but in some ways they are inseparable.