Every once in a while, Sidney Crosby reminds us why he’s one of the best players in the NHL. Thursday night was one of those times.
Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins were tied with the Dallas Stars late in the second period when the star center took a pass from Conor Sheary behind the net. Crosby got ambitious, trying to bank the puck off Stars goaltender Antti Niemi from the odd angle. And when that didn’t work, he tried again — with spectacular results.
Crosby did a pretty solid Andrew McCutchen impression, using his stick like a baseball bat to smack the puck out of mid-air and redirect it off Niemi’s backside for the highlight-reel goal.
Crosby’s nifty stick work left everyone in awe, including Stars forward Tyler Seguin.
The Penguins went on to win 6-2 thanks to Crosby’s three points (one goal, two assists). The five-time All-Star’s goal also gave him the NHL lead with 16 in 18 games, but it will be hard to top the difficulty level on this one.
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