Sidney Crosby is the gift that just keeps on giving, and his season is one for the history books.
Aged 36, he’s still a point-per-game player and is currently on pace for 90 points. Even more remarkable is his goal-scoring, almost pacing for 50 goals.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been a disappointment this season, but you can’t blame it on Sid the Kid. He’s been carrying the Pens all season long and made fans’ jaws drop yet again this weekend.
Crosby’s been highly praised for his goal-scoring this season, but this time, he delivered one of the best assists we’ve seen this NHL season, and it triggered a very important Penguins’ comeback win against the Montreal Canadiens.
With the Penguins trailing by a goal in the third, Crosby did a spin-o-rama, no-look backhand pass through several players in front of goal, and the puck found the blade of teammate Jack Guentzel.
It’s not the first time Guentzel slots home a wizardry set up from Crosby, but even he could admit it was something special this time.
“That’s probably one of the best,” Guentzel said postgame. “Right on my tape. Didn’t have to move my stick. Spin-o-rama, too. That’s unbelievable.”
Marcus Pettersson then scored the game-winning goal in overtime, and it was just what the Pens needed.
They still remain 6 points out of a playoff spot heading into the NHL All-Star break, and it all came from Crosby’s unbelievable helper. And although this one was special—some even claim it’s one of Crosby’s best plays of his career—it’s things like that Crosby’s been doing all season long.
He’s the most important player in Pittsburgh and still in the MVP race, and now, a former NHL superstar makes a bold claim about his legacy.
After Crosby’s assist against the Canadiens, P.K. Subban, a former player for Montreal and now an expert for ESPN, took to X, formerly Twitter, claiming Crosby is a top-three player of all time.
”A lot of guys reachin… Sid still teachin,” said Subban.
”Is Sid top 3 players all time? Hes gotta be right!?”
Crosby only needs 39 points over the Pens’ final 36 games to pass Phil Esposito for sole possession of the 10th-most all-time.