So, here’s a subplot to watch as the Finals shift to San Jose. Sharks center Logan Couture on how Sidney Crosby has been so good on faceoffs through the first two games:
The Penguins have been the clear better team in both Finals games, and they’re up two games to none. But it doesn’t always work that way; the sample size of a series is too small for puck justice to win out every time, and indeed, both games have been decided by one goal. Individual plays carry the day. And Conor…
You wouldn’t know it if you only looked at the stat sheet (or, um, if you watched the Warriors game instead), but that might have been one of the finest playoff games of Sidney Crosby’s career.
The corollary to not overreacting when Sidney Crosby goes eight games without scoring a goal is also not overreacting when he finally finds the net. But hot damn, did the Penguins need that goal. If only to shut Jeremy Roenick up.
A bunch of hockey men pushed and shoved and some of them threw punches. One of them was Sidney Crosby! Now it’s news.
When Patric Hörnqvist had his stick slapped out of his hand, he probably thought he was going to have to do that awkward thing where you chase the puck with your hands spread out wide and try to throw your body in front of every shot. Instead, Sidney Crosby miraculously caught the damn thing and handed it right back…
This is the most baffling sports medicine story of the year: Thirteen NHL players and two referees have been diagnosed with mumps—a potentially severe and exceedingly viral infection that classically causes fever, body aches, malaise, and in about half of cases, parotitis (a painful swelling of the salivary glands).…
Sidney Crosby's mumpy-looking face on Friday did not lie. The Penguins' captain officially has the mumps. Crosby, who sat out Friday's and Saturday's games, will miss Monday's game against the Lightning. His status will continue to be monitored.
The Post-Gazette's Seth Rorabaugh noticed that Sidney Crosby looked a little different after today's morning skate:
Preeeetty major fuckup here from the Ottawa Sun, which reported earlier this morning that Penguins star Sidney Crosby was arrested for unknown reasons. That would be a big story in the middle of the NHL offseason doldrums, if it were true, which it is not.
Changes are coming in Pittsburgh but they're not going to be the right ones. After the Penguins punted a 3-1 series lead and home Game 7 to the Rangers, you can bet any amount of money you like that coach Dan Bylsma will be fired. Only because it's easier to fire a coach than it is to find six decent forwards.
If these playoffs will be remembered for anything, it'll be for players squirting each other with water bottles and spearing each other in the nuts. Last night's Game 6 between the Rangers and Penguins had one of each, both focusing on a frustrated, frustrating Sidney Crosby.
When Sidney Crosby scored early in the second period last night, his reaction was noteworthy. Here was the best player in the world celebrating a breakaway goal like someone who hadn't done this in the playoffs 40 previous times.
Here's Sidney Crosby getting pissed at Artem Anisimov in the second period of Game 6 against the Blue Jackets and lashing out by swinging his stick at his legs. Crosby's stick broke and the slash earned him two minutes in the penalty box, but the Penguins beat Columbus 4-3 and took the series 4-2.
Let's mince no words here in saying that Sidney Crosby, the greatest active hockey player in the universe, is the reason that the Pittsburgh Penguins are not currently playing their home games in Kansas City. He is beloved in his adopted hometown, but when you're as good as he is, love only gets you so far. Ahead of…
Sidney Crosby renewed his driver's license at the DMV this week. Unlike all of the rest of us, he didn't have to wait, thanks to Pennsylvania state policy. GET ANGRY (or don't because this policy actually makes sense).
The Boston Bruins will welcome the winner of the Chicago-L.A. series to the Stanley Cup Final because of their utter dismantling of the Pittsburgh Penguins. In that series, the Bruins were able to stonewall a Pittsburgh team that won 75 percent of its regular season games and led the league in scoring by a healthy…
It was bad enough that the Pittsburgh Penguins are getting completely, systematically dismantled by the Boston Bruins in the NHL's Eastern Conference finals, and that Sidney Crosby, who has been completely shut down for the first two games of the series, got trolled from afar by a random JetBlue pilot today. But this…