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Sidney Crosby | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
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Sidney Crosby records two assists in the Penguins' 5-1 win against Florida.
Crosby went through a stretch where he was held off the scoresheet for five of six contests. That's about as bad things get for Crosby, but it's behind him now. He's recorded points in back-to-back games and still has an incredible 61 points in 56 contests. Feb 23 - 11:33 AM

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The Pittsburgh Penguins shuffled their lines on Saturday and came away with a 4-2 win over the Blues.

Sidney Crosby had been in a bad slump as he had not had a point in nine of his previous 13 games before picking up an assist on Saturday. He lined up with Patric Hornqvist and David Perron while Chris Kunitz moved down to the Evgeni Malkin-Blake Comeau line. Hopefully this move will get the Penguins and Crosby out of their rut.
Feb 22 - 9:26 AM

Sidney Crosby got into a fight with Brandon Dubinsky during Pittsburgh's 2-1 loss to Columbus on Thursday.

You can interpret that as a sign of Crosby's frustration if you want, given that he's been held off the scoresheet in five of his last six games. Crosby hadn't fought in a regular season game since 2010. He has 58 points and 41 penalty minutes in 54 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 20 - 8:11 AM

Sidney Crosby lit the lamp twice on Thursday night in the Pens' 5-4 shootout victory over the Senators.

Crosby's double lifts him up to 19 goals and 58 points through 51 games so far this season. He had been held pointless in his previous two games. Crosby has never been held pointless for more than three games in a row this season.
Feb 12 - 11:16 PM

Superstar Sidney Crosby scored twice in the Penguins' 4-0 shutout of the Flames in Calgary Friday night.

Crosby's goal total increased to 17 in this one-sided game. Crosby also notched his 39th assist of the season on the Pens' first goal of the game, scored by David Perron at 5:46 of the first period. It was Perron's 13th goal of the season. Brandon Sutter collected his 18th goal at 18:10 of the first period, giving the Pens a 2-0 lead before Crosby scored one goal in the second and one in the third. Perron also had an assist as he continues to prove his worth with the Pens. Perron, Crosby and Chris Kunitz were all plus-three on the night.
Feb 7 - 12:08 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins were shutout by the Nashville Predators by a score of 4-0 on Sunday.

Predators' goaltender Carter Hutton got the better of the Penguins high-powered offence today. Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby was held of the scoresheet for the fourth time in five games. Even if you factor in this small slump, Crosby still has 15 goals and 52 points in 46 games this season. He's still one of the best point-producers in the game.
Feb 1 - 4:49 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a record of 19-3-1 when they score a power play goal.

The Penguins' power play is clicking at 22.6 percent which is good for sixth-best in the NHL. Pittsburgh got off to a hot start on the man advantage, but they cooled off during a 24 game stretch where they went six for 67. Special teams are what make the difference come playoff time, and if the Penguins want to make a run they will need to be consistent in that area.
Feb 1 - 10:33 AM

Sidney Crosby was back in the Pittsburgh lineup Wednesday night but the Penguins were blanked 4-0 in Washington and the star center didn't have a particularly good night.

In his return from a lower-body injury, Crosby had 19:42 of ice time, got three shots on goal and lost 17 of his 24 faceoffs. Crosby wasn't eligible to play on Tuesday after skipping the All-Star Game last Sunday because of his ailment.
Jan 28 - 11:25 PM

Sidney Crosby (lower body) will participate in Wednesday's game.

Crosby wasn't eligible to play on Tuesday after skipping the All-Star Game due to his ailment. With Crosby back in the lineup, Brandon Sutter will likely be taken off of the first line.
Jan 28 - 6:19 PM

Sidney Crosby (lower body) took part in the Penguins' Tuesday morning skate.

Crosby isn't eligible to play on Tuesday after skipping the All-Star Game, but he might play Wednesday. Because of Crosby and Evgeni Malkin's absence, Mark Arcobello is projected to serve as the Penguins' top forward on Wednesday.
Jan 27 - 11:47 AM

As it turns out, the lower body injury keeping Sidney Crosby from playing in Sunday's All-Star Game is real as he received an injection for it.

Said the Penguins, "Crosby had attempted to play through the injury the past two weeks. He is expected to resume skating on Tuesday and could return to the lineup either Wednesday at Washington or Friday at New Jersey." There you have it, folks. He won't be soaking up the rays in perfect comfort after all.
Jan 23 - 7:05 PM

Sidney Crosby's (lower body) decision to miss the All-Star Game makes this the fifth time he'll miss the event due to an injury.

Crosby has been playing through the ailment and will take this opportunity to heal instead. He'll be forced to miss Tuesday's game against Winnipeg after skipping the All-Star Game. He's only participated in the event once and that was back in 2007.
Jan 23 - 10:58 AM

Sidney Crosby will sit out the NHL All-Star Game because of a lower-body injury.

Crosby has been playing through the injury and he's expected to need about a week to recover. He is not allowed to play in Tuesday's game against Winnipeg because he won't be available for All-Star weekend.
Jan 22 - 6:48 PM

Sidney Crosby scored a goal in the Penguins' 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

Crosby has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven contests. He now has 15 goals and 51 points in 41 games this season. That's good enough for third place in the scoring race behind Tyler Seguin (52 points) and Jakub Voracek (53).
Jan 19 - 11:07 AM

Sidney Crosby scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders.

Crosby's first goal opened the scoring, while his second goal gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead at the second intermission. The Islanders answered with four goals in the third, including three from Kyle Okposo to eventually down the Penguins. Crosby now has 14 goals and 36 assists in 40 games this season.
Jan 16 - 10:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Maxim Lapierre
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2David Perron
3Daniel Winnik
4Beau Bennett
5Nick Spaling
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Blake Comeau
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Pascal Dupuis
6Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Ben Lovejoy
5Olli Maatta
6Rob Scuderi
7Ian Cole
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss