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Crosby shows his style in victory

Crosby shows his style in victory

Last January when Washington's Alexander Ovechkin visited Glendale, he scored the prettiest goal Valley of the Sun hockey fans have ever seen - powering through an open-ice check before sliding on his back and blindly hooking the puck over his head and into the net.
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, the NHL's other poster boy, was reminded of that fact prior to Saturday's game against the Coyotes.
"I wouldn't expect that," the 19-year-old phenom said.
Those who did weren't disappointed.
Crosby provided the Jobing.com Arena crowd with another unforgettable goal - and nearly matched Ovechkin in style points - to highlight a four-point performance, which helped lead the Penguins to a 7-2 victory.
The Next One scored his at 4:48 of the third period when he corralled the puck 20 feet in front of Phoenix's goal and, while falling backward over Fredrik Sjostrom's stick, backhanded a lightening-quick shot to beat Mikael Tellqvist.
Crosby, who also had three assists (the first coming 24 seconds into the game) to bring his NHL-leading point total to 78, downplayed the play afterward.
"I just tried to stay with it," he said. "You can't go out there and try to do things like that. You just go out there and try to react. . . . I was lucky enough to get my stick there for enough time to get the shot away."
In other NHL action: NY Rangers 2, Philadelphia 1; Ottawa 3, Boston 1; Columbus 3, Minnesota 2; NY Islanders 5, Buffalo 3; Toronto 4, Montreal 1; Washington 7, Carolina 3; Florida 4, New Jersey 2; Nashville 6, St. Louis 3; Edmonton 4, Los Angeles 3.


Updated : 2021-05-16 05:30 GMT+08:00