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Best 10 NHL moments of the year: Sidney Crosby’s big night

Dec 25, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

Merry Christmas, everyone. Since we can’t buy all our readers an iPad2, we’ve put together a list of the best 10 NHL moments of the past year that we’ll be rolling out on the site all day long.

Sidney Crosby‘s big night

The most bittersweet moment on the list, hands down.

If you can, put aside the aftermath for a moment. Forget the uncertainty, the headaches, the renewed worry and concern about No. 87’s future…and take a moment to remember that for one night, hockey fans witnessed something special. In a 5-0 wipeout of the Islanders, Crosby scored the first goal, assisted on the second, assisted on the third and scored the fifth. A dazzling performance, eerily similar to when Pens legend Mario Lemieux returned from Hodgkin’s disease in 2000.

  1. ballsohardu - Dec 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Really ???? Homer….

    • taytay099 - Dec 25, 2011 at 3:16 PM

      Yeah, you sure got him!

    • mmmpierogi - Dec 25, 2011 at 10:59 PM

      Sorry, I missed it – what are you whining about again?

  2. hulkhogan69 - Dec 25, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    He did not return from Hodgkins disease in 2000 he returned from retirement.

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