The greatest hockey player on the planet is returning to NHL action tonight and all eyes will be on how he moves, how he handles the puck, handles contact, and, most importantly, how he scores.
Everybody knows that the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most potent offenses in the league, but tonight they’ll be facing the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers, who have a Vezina Trophy candidate playing in net.
Will Sidney Crosby score a goal March 15th vs. the New York Rangers?
It took just 5:24 for Crosby to get his first goal against the Islanders on Nov. 21, which was followed by an emphatic expletive that was caught on cameras. The league’s poster boy will have tougher competition in Henrik Lundqvist, so Bovada is also wondering whether Crosby will at least get a point in tonight’s game. The "yes" pays -200 while "no" offers +150.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before…
This is Crosby’s second comeback story. Last November, he returned from a concussion and scored two goals and two assists in his first game. He played eight games, scoring 12 points total before going back on IR.
Prior to that first game, one of the biggest stories revolved around how many minutes he would play. He ended up with 15:51 of ice time in 21 shifts. The Bovada Sportsbook has tonight’s OVER/UNDER line set at 14:30, with the OVER paying -130 and even on the UNDER.
How many games will Sidney Crosby play in the 2011-2012 regular season?
OVER 21.5: -140
UNDER 21.5: EVEN
With 14 games left in the season, the Penguins have a chance to improve on what’s already one of the best offenses in the league. Can Crosby get them back into a division-leading playoff position?