Sidney Crosby is starting to run away from the competition in the race for the Maurice Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer.
The Pittsburgh Penguins center scored one of the best goals of the season Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
Crosby tallied his league-leading 41st goal of the campaign by splitting two Sabres, bursting through the middle of the ice and beating Buffalo netminder Robin Lehner with an incredible one-handed backhand shot.
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand now is four goals behind Crosby for the league lead. Both of them are in the top three of the scoring race, too, as they entered Tuesday two points behind Connor McDavid’s league-leading 82.
Thumbnail photo via Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Mar 19, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) moves the puck against the Florida Panthers during the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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