Watch: Penguins’ Crosby scores on breakaway in Game 1

Thursday April 14th, 2016

Sidney Crosby certainly knows how to make his presence known.

In the final minutes of the second period of Game 1 against the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain bumped his team up to a 2-0 lead with a speedy breakaway snipe.

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi fired a shot from the offensive blue line, and the rebound went right to Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist, who sent a long pass up the middle between Girardi and Marc Staal right onto the stick of Crosby. And well… it went a little something like this:

That’s probably going to give nightmares to Antti Raanta, who is filling in for an injured Henrik Lundqvist in the New York net.

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This is Crosby’s 101st career playoff game with the Penguins and his 44th playoff goal.

—Cait Platt

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