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Crosby scores three more points, Pens dismantle Sens

Nov 25, 2011, 11:59 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby, David Backes AP

The Pittsburgh Penguins jumped all over the Ottawa Senators early in the first period and cruised to a dominating 6-3 victory at CONSOL Energy Center. It only took about a minute into the game for the Sens to break the seal on the scoring against the Pens. Unfortunately, they had to play the remaining 59 minutes of the game.

It only took 27 seconds for the Penguins to even the score. They were only getting started as they scored four goals in the first 10 minutes of the game. Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby continued his ridiculous return by earning assists on three of the four goals in the first period. Ottawa netminder Craig Anderson gave up the four goals on eight shots before he was sent to the bench for the rest of the game.

The three assists bring Crosby’s season totals to two goals and five assists in only three games since his comeback. The seven points means he has as many points as guys like Patrik Berglund, Rene Bourque, Brett Connolly, Drew Doughty, and RJ Umberger. On top of the points, he has a plus five rating in the early going, he’s winning 65% of his face-offs, and he’s earned four penalties. He even had Sens forward Mike Foligno call him out for delivering an elbow.

Needless to say, he’s been “involved.”

The Penguins will now take their act on the road for the next four games. If the Pens were hoping to lay low, they couldn’t have picked a worse stretch in the schedule over the next week. There will be a fanatical media circus on Saturday night as Crosby and the Pens head to hockey crazed Montreal. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they’ll head from Montreal to Broadway for Tuesday night date against the Rangers in New York.

We wonder if Montreal and New York will have any questions for/about Crosby…

  1. lsxphotog - Nov 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    Can NBC please get non Penguins fans to write these? They’re pretty unprofessional and I only read what these clowns have to say about the Pens when I need a good laugh. How about Toews and his 5 point night? Ohhh, he isn’t Crysby, we don’t care.

  2. carol6645 - Nov 26, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Happy Penguin’s fan here!

    Everyone played great but MOST impressive was their protection of GOALIE Marc Andre Fleury! They sent a STRONG message. DON’T mess with our goalie!!

  3. tomahawk12 - Nov 26, 2011 at 10:14 AM


  4. 187onsandusky - Nov 26, 2011 at 10:48 AM


    You cared enough to post your drivel, and that is exactly what they want. Page Views! Doesn’t matter what you post as long as it gets page views.

    And nobody really cares about the Blackhawks anyway. Even Van Damme was able to beat them.

  5. mmmpierogi - Nov 26, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    @ lsxphotog — Here’s some Kleenex, bruh.

  6. finfan88shark - Nov 26, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    The Crosby Television Network, is happy to announce a 3-Hour special entitled. A Christmas with Sidney.

  7. carol6645 - Nov 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Isphotog or whatever, maybe your need for a laugh could be found in a mirror!
    The Penguins are setting a super example and CROSBY is becoming an ATTITUDE player. I love it!
    8man and nhlbruins88 or 99 whatever, are good heads and make me laugh unlike you!!
    Try entertaining someone!
    NBC could remove you anytime. That would please me!

    I AM a Pittsburg Penguin and Sidney Crosby FAN!

  8. carol6645 - Nov 26, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    You confuse me! Your wording doesn’t make clear if you are pro or con Penguins. Clarify please.
    Christmas with Crosby has to be a joke! Tell me it is!
    What could be more boring than spending 3 hours of Christmas with him? AND I am one of his biggest fans?

  9. dcent87 - Nov 26, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    B-Blame or bad talk
    C-crybay crosby

  10. lsxphotog - Nov 26, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    They can enjoy all my page views because it’s all about hockey. I am, however, pleased to have upset a few of you. For the record I use Puffs, not Kleenex. And I like Crosby as a player, not as a person. I also hate every Penguin “fan” and player other than Fluery. Anytime I see a Penguins “fan” its so easy to make them look bad, you just have ask them a question about hockey, the league, or any other player on the team, really. You’re all the same. Most of you are Penguins “fans” and don’t really care about hockey or any other team in the league. See ya in the playoffs, brah!

    • bluejayfan9 - Nov 26, 2011 at 2:38 PM

      you must use puffs because you don’t need extra lotion that way!

  11. carol6645 - Nov 26, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    I CARE!! Why just Fleury? Letang, Stall, Neal the list goes on, are sharp!
    Your spelling and grammar suggest you are French and you use a puff not Kleenex? Weird or what?! :). Soo hilarious. A real mystery!

  12. carol6645 - Nov 26, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    It sounds like a ‘girl’ thing to me!

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