Sidney Crosby chokes up talking to former assistant coach Tony Granato in beautiful post-game interview

The Pittsburgh Penguins desperately needed a win in Sunday’s matchup with rivals Philadelphia Flyers to keep their hopes of reaching the playoffs alive. But not everything went their way.

Goalie Tristan Jarry allowed six goals, and they lost Bryan Rust to an injury. A power play led to a short-handed goal for the Flyers, and they let up a two-goal lead twice. But they have Sidney Crosby.

The future Hall of Famer is having an incredible season. At 36 years old, Crosby is on pace for 48 goals and 90 points, and he’s currently carrying the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Pittsburgh captain scored a goal and set up three others in Sunday’s 7-6 victory. Crosby has been keeping the Pens in the wild card race all year, but this was his perhaps best performance of the season.

Some fans have named Crosby as a potential Hart Trophy winner, and with the win, the Pens still have hopes for returning to the playoffs.

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It was a special evening for Sid the Kid, and it got even more special postgame. Crosby’s former assistant coach, Tony Granato, who has been battling cancer, was in the TNT panel on Sunday, and when Crosby talked to him, he couldn’t help but choke up.

”I love Tony, I had a great with him here and still keep in touch. I’m thinking about him all the time and now how tough he is,” Crosby said.

Tony Granato was full of praise for Crosby and talked directly to him during Sid’s postgame interview with the crew.

”Thanks, Sid. We’ve been discussing how important and how well you represent our game, and as always, after a tough game like this, to take a few minutes to smile and wear your Penguins hat on forward with pride. Thanks for being Sid, that’s just all I got to say,” Granato said.

When Crosby heard that, he was in tears.

”Thanks Tony, appreciate it,” he said, choked up.

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