February 8, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - He was the NHL's golden boy, "Sid the Kid," long before he scored the golden goal at Vancouver in 2010 that restored Canada's supremacy at the game it claims as its own. Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was 22 when he added an Olympic gold medal to the Stanley Cup title he had won eight months earlier and his future appeared to be limitless. The Crosby who will lead defending champion Canada against Norway at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Thursday, isn't a kid anymore.
May 14, 2009 |
So much for all of the hype about Sidney Crosby versus Alex Ovechkin, Penguins versus Capitals, Game 7. This second-round series ended with a thud, thanks to a perfect performance by Crosby's Penguins.
January 29, 2014 |
At least Sidney Crosby didn't have to field questions Wednesday about never having scored against the Kings. He did just that on March 20, 2009, against goalie Jonathan Quick at Pittsburgh. The "new" story angles about the Pittsburgh Penguins star and freshly minted captain of Team Canada for the upcoming Olympics are few and far between, so much so it became a story line in Edmonton earlier this month that Crosby had never scored against the Oilers. (He took care of that gaping hole on his resume, by the way.)
November 5, 2011
When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 6-4-2; Penguins 8-3-3. Update: Sidney Crosby is getting closer to returning to the lineup, and happens to be with the Penguins on this short Western swing, but he won't play against the Kings. The hockey world is awaiting his recovery from the concussion that has kept him out since January. The Penguins' injury list expanded Thursday when defenseman Ben Lovejoy suffered a broken wrist against San Jose.
October 2, 2005 |
Up in Canada, where hockey is as much a passion as it is a sport and its best homegrown players are prized not just for being fun-to-watch celebrities but national treasures, they've known all about Sidney Crosby for years. Countless fans can recite his Gretzky- and Lemieux-like junior hockey statistics from memory. They can recall vividly the first time they saw him outskate two others to the puck or put a 100-foot pass directly on a teammate's stick.
December 22, 2009 |
Through Sunday's games (last week's ranking) 1. Pittsburgh, 25-10-1; Penguins are 6-0 in shootouts, with Marc-Andre Fleury stopping 12 of 13 shooters. That, and a hot Sidney Crosby (22 goals, 43 points) too. (3) 2. New Jersey, 25-8-1; Devils have won 11 of 13. Martin Brodeur was pulled one game after he broke Patrick Roy's games-played record, but Devils still won. (2) 3. Chicago, 23-8-3; Blackhawks blank Red Wings to win fourth straight and eighth of 11. Even Brian Campbell, a bust last season, isn't looking so bad. (6)
June 15, 2013 |
Alexander Ovechkin has won his third Hart Trophy, given to the NHL's most valuable player. The Washington Capitals right wing beat out Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders for the award on Saturday night. Ovechkin also won the Hart in 2008 and 2009. In other awards, announced before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago, Montreal's P.K. Subban won his first Norris Trophy, given to the NHL's top defenseman. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets won the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL's top goaltender.
December 6, 2009
Kris Versteeg scored 2:38 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks ended the Pittsburgh Penguins' home winning streak at five games with a 2-1 victory Saturday. Versteeg took a pass from Brian Campbell while standing in front of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, and had his initial shot stopped. He got the rebound and knocked it past Fleury for his ninth goal. That lifted Chicago to its 10th win in 13 games (10-2-1). Former Penguins winger Marian Hossa got his third goal in six games with the Blackhawks since returning from an injury.