GIF: Sidney Crosby of Penguins smacked in the face by linesman

Wednesday April 2nd, 2014

Sidney Crosby

By Amy Lilek

Though the number of injured players keeps piling up for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, captain Sidney Crosby has fortunately not been one of them.

Crosby has taken his lumps, notably on Tuesday night when he was accidentally hit in the face by a linesman during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The slap clearly took Crosby by surprise as he fell toward the ice, but it didn’t seem to affect his play at all. Shortly afterward, he  recorded an assist on a Chris Kuntiz goal that gave Crosby 100 points for the season, the fifth time he has reached that mark during his NHL career.

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