There was a lot of chatter in the first half of the season about Sidney Crosby’s struggles. He’s done everything in his power as of late though to prove that the Crosby of old, the elite offensive dynamo, is alive and well.
Monday night was no exception. Coming into the Penguins’ tilt against the Anaheim Ducks, Crosby had 18 points in his last 10 games. He added an impressive two goals and two assists in the 6–2 romp of the Ducks.
Perhaps most impressive was Crosby’s second goal, a breakaway scored from his knees while trying to evade persistent hooks from Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler. With Crosby scoring at a lights out pace, the Penguins figure to be back in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff push.