It’s been an eventful Game 5 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final for Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby.
His Thursday night performance began with two assists en route to a four-goal second-period lead over the Nashville Predators. He also got into an altercation with Predators defenseman P.K. Subban late in the first period.
But Crosby’s wildest moment came toward the midway point of the second frame.
Crosby hurled a water bottle onto the ice during a sequence that eventually led to the Penguins’ fifth goal. Crosby picked up his third assist of the game on the goal, which was scored by Phil Kessel.
Neither the Pittsburgh captain nor the Penguins as a team were penalized for the act.
Throwing anything onto the ice from the bench usually results in a penalty, but Crosby and the Penguins were lucky to escape any discipline. The Penguins also won 6-0 and took a 3-2 series lead.
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