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Sidney Crosby | Center | #87

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (1) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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When it comes to playoff points-per-game, the Pittsburgh Penguins feature the top players of the salary cap era.
Among players that have participated in a minimum of 30 playoff games from 2006 onward, Sidney Crosby leads the pack with an average of 1.12 playoff PPG in the salary cap era. Teammate Evgeni Malkin is right behind him in second place with 1.09 PPG. To make things even more impressive, Phil Kessel is tied for third place with 1.00 PPG in the postseason. Those forwards will be a lot for the winner of the Capitals-Maple Leafs series to deal with. Apr 23 - 1:38 PM

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Sidney Crosby is on a four-game point streak.

Crosby has two goals and seven points in five playoff games. Over his career he's up to 51 goals and 144 points in 129 postseason contests. He's tied with Chris Chelios and Larry Robinson for 32nd place on the all-time playoff points list. Mike Modano is 31st on the list with 146 points.
Apr 21 - 10:57 AM

Sidney Crosby scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The points were his first of the postseason. Crosby opened the scoring at the 8:31 mark of the first period. He also helped set up goals by Jake Guentzel (2-1) and Evgeni Malkin 3-1. Crosby finished the game with a plus-3 rating and five shots on goal in 16:27 of ice time. The Penguins now lead the best-of-seven series 2-0. Game 3 will go in Columbus on Sunday night.
Apr 14 - 9:56 PM

Sidney Crosby expects the Penguins' first round series against Columbus to be a physical one.

"You look at the games we played them this year. I think, beside one, they were all pretty tight games, very similar, lot of intensity, a lot of emotion," Crosby said. "Being the playoffs, you expect that to be even more. It'll be a physical series and a good test for us." This series could also feature a lot of goals. Pittsburgh and Columbus finished first and sixth respectively in the NHL in goals for per game. Given the Blue Jackets and Penguins' regular season showing, these two teams are really too good to be facing in the first round, but they will anyways because of how the division-based seeding works. It should be a fun matchup.
Apr 11 - 9:41 AM

Sidney Crosby will be rested against the Rangers on Sunday.

His remarkable regular season closes with 44 goals and 89 points through just 75 games.
Apr 9 - 5:22 PM

Sidney Crosby will indeed play in Saturday night's match with the Leafs.

The Kid comes in leading the league with 43 goals and boasts 88 points through just 74 games.
Apr 8 - 1:20 PM

Sidney Crosby picked up two assists in a 7-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

Crosby made a ridiculous no-look between the legs pass to Sheary who promptly buried his 23rd of the season. Crosby now has six points in his last four games, bringing him to 88 points in 74 games this season, seven shy of McDavid for most points in the NHL. Crosby will likely come off the board first in most playoff pools. Rust, Guenztel, Archibald, Hornqvist, Cullen and Bonino also scored for the Penguins in the win.
Apr 6 - 10:08 PM

Sidney Crosby picked up two assists in a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Crosby picked up his first assist of the night when Brian Dumoulin scored a beautiful wraparound goal to snap a 151-game goal drought. Crosby has now picked up 16 points in his last 13 games for the Penguins. He's now up to 86 points this season, eight shy of McDavid for the most in the league. The Penguins have the team to go deep in the playoffs once again and Crosby will be a popular pick in playoff pools.
Apr 4 - 9:40 PM

With his assist Friday night against the Rangers, Sidney Crosby passed Jaromir Jagr for second on the Penguins all-time assists list.

Crosby is only behind Mario Lemieux at this point. Sid the Kid is having a wonderful campaign and currenlty leads the NHL with 43 goals.
Apr 1 - 11:28 AM

Sidney Crosby scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the New York Rangers.

The Pens captain also converted on his shootout attempt. Crosby picked up the primary assist on Jake Guentzel's goal just 39 seconds into the second period. He added a tally of his own just over 10 minutes later to make it 2-0 for the Pens. Crosby finished the game with a plus-1 rating and four shots on goal in 21:00 of ice time. Crosby has 43 goals and 41 assists in 71 games.
Mar 31 - 10:08 PM

Sidney Crosby wasn't pleased with his team's effort in their 6-2 loss to the Flyers on Sunday.

The Penguins have now dropped three straight games (two in a shootout) and their captain wants to see more from his team. "That's the way it's going," said Crosby. "We've got to find ways to win games. We can't control who's in and out, but we've got to be able to make sure our effort's there. We didn't give ourselves much of a chance tonight." The Pens currently sit in third place in the Metropolitan Division. If the playoffs were to start today, they'd be heading to Columbus.
Mar 27 - 10:45 AM

Sidney Crosby scored an incredible one-handed backhand goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Crosby split four Sabres players before beating Robin Lehner with a one-handed backhander (you can watch the goal by clicking the link at the bottom of the page). The power play marker came at the 19:51 mark of the opening period and it was the first goal of the game. Crosby now has 41 goals and 40 assists in 66 games this season. He's on pace to score 47 goals and 94 points. Nick Bonino and Conor Sheary also scored for the Penguins, who clinched a playoff spot tonight.
Mar 21 - 9:47 PM

Sidney Crosby has been chosen as the second star of the week.

He amassed six goals and eight points in four outings. Crosby posted a pair of three-point efforts to finish the week, including his 10th career hat trick. He has 40 goals and 80 points in only 65 games this year.
Mar 20 - 5:45 PM

Sidney Crosby became the first player this season to collect his 40th goal during Sunday's 4-0 win over the Panthers.

He did so by completing his first hat trick of the year, and the 10th of his career. Crosby currently has 80 points, which ties Connor McDavid for the most in the league. This is also Crosby's second season with at least 40 goals.
Mar 19 - 5:54 PM

Sidney Crosby scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 6-4 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Crosby's first goal (power play) gave the Penguins a 3-2 lead at the 19:45 mark of the first period. He also scored the final goal of the game and he assisted on Jake Guentzel's tally in the opening frame. The Pens captain now has 37 goals and 40 assists in 64 games this season. Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino and Carter Rowney also found the back of the net in the win.
Mar 17 - 10:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Mark Streit
5Ron Hainsey
6Olli Maatta
7Ian Cole
8Brian Dumoulin
9Chad Ruhwedel
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury
3Tristan Jarry