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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
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Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist Sunday.
The Penguins captain is now second in NHL scoring with seven goals and 19 points as he trails teammate Evgeni Malkin by four. The superstar should be drafted high in the first round next season in drafts as his only drawback is his history with injuries. May 22 - 8:59 AM

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Sidney Crosby scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Crosby picked up the primary assist on Olli Maatta's goal in the first period before adding one of his own in the second frame to give his team a 2-0 lead at the time. Crosby finished the game with a plus-1 rating and five shots on goal in 18:05 of ice time. The Pens captain is up to six goals and 11 assists this postseason. The best-of-seven series is now tied up at two with the series shifting back to Pittsburgh. Game 5 will be played on Sunday.
May 19 - 11:35 PM

Sidney Crosby found the back of the net in Pittsburgh's 5-1 loss to Ottawa in Game 3 on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh was already down 5-0 when Crosby scored early in the third period. He has five goals and 15 points in 14 playoff contests. Phil Kessel and Mark Streit each registered an assist on Crosby's marker.
May 17 - 11:31 PM

Sidney Crosby is two assists shy of becoming the 22nd player in NHL history to record 100 assists in the NHL playoffs.

Much of the controversy surrounding Crosby recently is whether or not he should have been allowed to play despite slamming his head into the boards in Game 6 and looking sluggish afterwards. Regardless, he continues to dominate with 14 points in 11 games this post-season. Crosby will have to be at his best if the Pens want to win back-to-back Stanley Cups.
May 13 - 6:36 PM

Though the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators haven't been major rivals for a while, Sidney Crosby remembers a time earlier in their career when they were.

Pittsburgh and Ottawa met in the playoffs in 2007 and 2008 with each team taking one of the series. "They had (Zdeno) Chara and (Anton) Volchenkov and (Chris) Phillips, and these guys were like no D men I'd ever played against in the past," Crosby said. "Huge, huge guys that were physical. I just remember getting up for those games, knowing you had to earn every inch of ice out there. I got excited for that." That was Crosby talking about the greatest rivalries the Penguins have had during his career and it was a quote given earlier in the season. Now Pittsburgh is up against Ottawa again, this time in the Eastern Conference Final. It might be different than the Senators of a decade ago, but after they got past Boston and the Rangers, Pittsburgh needs to take this Senators squad very seriously.
May 12 - 11:01 AM

Sidney Crosby registered an assist in the Penguins' 2-0 victory over Washington in Game 7 on Wednesday.

Crosby has recorded a point in each of his last three games. He's up to 151 career postseason points, which gives him sole possession of 27th place on the all-time list. Larry Murphy is just ahead of him with 152 points and after that it's Adam Oates with his 156 points.
May 11 - 10:52 AM

Sidney Crosby went hard and headfirst into the end boards on Monday night at 17:47 of the first period.

It's been just one week since he suffered his fourth documented concussion of his NHL career, but he wasn't removed from the game as a precaution. He finished the period and didn't miss a shift afterward. "When you go in like that, it just kind of knocked the wind out of me," Crosby said. "Kind of a fluky fall. Not one you want to take too often." Coach Mike Sullivan said the Penguins captain was not evaluated for a concussion, but Crosby reportedly told the NHL Network that he was checked out between periods.
May 9 - 10:13 AM

Sidney Crosby reported no problems at the conclusion of Game 5.

The Penguins superstar was back in the Pittsburgh lineup after a one game absence due to a concussion. "Playoffs, you want to be in the lineup and not watch," Crosby said. "I was glad to be back out there tonight." Crosby had an assist on Phil Kessel's power play goal and now has four goals and 12 points in nine games.
May 7 - 10:22 AM

Sidney Crosby registered an assist in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Capitals in Game 5.

Crosby made his return to the lineup after missing one game with a concussion. He helped set up Phil Kessel's power play marker that gave the Pens a 2-1 lead at the time. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, they watched Washington score three unanswered goals in the third period. Crosby won 68 percent of his faceoffs and he finished the game with three shots on goal in 19:10 of ice time. The Pens captain has four goals and 12 points in nine games this postseason. The Penguins will look to eliminate the Caps at home on Monday night. Pittsburgh still leads the series 3-2.
May 6 - 10:32 PM

Sidney Crosby (concussion) is back in the lineup for Game 5 against Washington on Saturday night.

Crosby practiced on Friday, but didn't take part in the team's optional skate this morning. He's taking part in the pre-game warmup, as he's skating on a line with Jake Guentzel and Patric Hornqvist. Getting Crosby back in the lineup is obviously a huge boost for Pittsburgh. He has four goals and seven assists in eight games this postseason. The Penguins lead the best-of-seven series is up 3-1. A win tonight would allow them to move on to the third round.
May 6 - 7:02 PM

Sidney Crosby will be a game-time decision for Game 5 against Washington on Saturday night.

Crosby practiced with his teammates on Friday, but decided to skip the optional morning skate today. Head coach Mike Sullivan also mentioned that Crosby passed his baseline concussion test yesterday, which is a good sign for his chances of playing tonight. We'll officially find out if Crosby is in or out of the lineup at around 7:15 p.m. ET. The Penguins lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. A win tonight would eliminate the Capitals and move Pittsburgh into the third round.
May 6 - 12:14 PM

Sidney Crosby is not on the ice for the Penguins' optional morning skate on Saturday.

Crosby was held out of the last game after being concussed in Game 3. Even though he isn't skating, it doesn't mean he won't play tonight. Crosby has regularly missed morning skates throughout the playoffs, but we won't know if he's in or out of the lineup until the Pens confirm it. The good news, is that he was seen kicking around a soccer ball with some teammates earlier this morning. That would indicate that he's going through his regular game day routine. We'll provide more updates on his status throughout the day.
May 6 - 11:41 AM

Sidney Crosby downplayed Alex Ovechkin's slash, but he declined to comment on Matt Niskanen's crosscheck in the sequence of events that led to the Penguins star's concussion.

Crosby was slashed in the head by Ovechkin before being crosschecked by Niskanen. Niskanen was given a major penalty and game misconduct for his actions, but Ovechkin wasn't penalized. Crosby left the contest and missed Game 4 as well, but he's already resumed practicing and might even be able to return on Saturday. "(Ovechkin) is just trying to prevent a goal. That's a pretty common play," Crosby said. "There are different levels of how hard, but that's standard as far as going to the net with the puck, guys are trying to prevent you from shooting. The other play (with Niskanen) is hard to say. I'm not going to sit here and guess. It's not one that happens too often."
Source: NHL.com
May 5 - 3:06 PM

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Sidney Crosby (concussion) is still regarded as day-to-day.

That's not surprising. It was encouraging to see Crosby fully participate in Friday's practice so soon after leaving Game 3, but the Penguins still need to see how he responds to the contact. He hasn't been ruled out for Game 5 on Saturday.
May 5 - 12:47 PM

Sidney Crosby (concussion) appeared to be a full participate in Friday's practice.

Crosby seemed to be taking contact unrestricted just a few days after leaving Game 3. His turnaround from this concussion has been remarkable so far and it's created questions as to whether or not he'll even play in Game 5. Crosby hasn't ruled it out, but noted that "it's not really up to me."
May 5 - 12:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Oskar Sundqvist
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Chris Kunitz
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
6Josh Archibald
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Ron Hainsey
7Brian Dumoulin
8Mark Streit
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury
3Tristan Jarry