For a Stanley Cup Final that has been packed with goals, it is almost surprising that it took Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby four games to net one himself.
When he did, though, he made it look beautiful.
“The Kid” faked a slap shot to get Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne down before throwing a more subtle shoulder fake with his forehand and finally tucking it backhand on a sprawled Rinne, tying the game at one apiece late in the first period.
Maybe the most surprising part of this goal, however, is that this was a first for possibly the greatest player in the world.
It also was Crosby’s first goal in the Cup Final since the 2009 Stanley Cup Final, which the Penguins won in seven games over the Detroit Red Wings.
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