Skip to content

Video: Franson sends Crosby flying, Sid gets revenge

Mar 10, 2013, 1:34 AM EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins lost Evgeni Malkin to an upper-body injury on Saturday courtesy of a hit from Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk, but that wasn’t the only scary moment for Penguins fans on Saturday.

With the game tied late in the third period, Leafs defenseman Cody Franson slid backwards to take out Sidney Crosby‘s legs.

The maneuver sent Crosby flying into the boards, as you can see below:

Fortunately for the Penguins, Crosby wasn’t hurt as a result, although he did admit after the game that he “got some air time,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Shelly Anderson.

Crosby ended up getting the last laugh. The game went to a shootout and the Penguins superstar put his team on top with this goal:

Pittsburgh has now won four straight games as they battle the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

  1. Stiller43 - Mar 10, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    Great hit. Glad nobody was injured.

    • dangle13x - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      Yea it’s a shame that Sid almost got destroyed, but all in all that’s just a flukey (albeit dangerous) hockey play. Hate the Pens, but would hate even more for Crosby to be seriously injured again.

    • aclassyguyfromaclassytown - Mar 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      I’m a Flyers fan and agree that it was a clean play and am also glad Cindy wasn’t hurt on the play. I’ll make fun of him, sure, and would laugh if I saw him stub his toe or something, but I’m a hockey fan foremost and so don’t want to see any player get seriously injured, especially a player as talented as he. Having the top players stay healthy really just promotes the game more, so I’m glad there was no major injury on the play.

  2. aklolzer - Mar 10, 2013 at 4:09 AM

    Oh man, I wish Crosby was paralyzed

    • bobhpine - Mar 10, 2013 at 5:30 AM

      What a sad little person you are

    • theageofquarrel - Mar 10, 2013 at 7:45 AM

      What a turd

    • crashtheboards55 - Mar 10, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      What a classy thing to say. Maybe you should go take your buckshot mouthwash. DumbA$$

      • ironman721 - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM

        “Buckshot mouthwash ” best comment ever! Sorry I might have to steal that one crashtheboards.

      • dangle13x - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

        Follows up calling out an (admittedly) classless comment by saying to take “buckshot mouthwash”.. Iron much? That’s about as white trash and classless as it gets.

      • letsgopens8771 - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:29 AM

        OMG wow. That is it. Best comment ever. Awesome. I will lay off this for now, but I will be back on at the end of the day to see how many total dislikes akaloser gets because right now he’s getting killed with them. hahahaha

    • pens5829 - Mar 10, 2013 at 9:35 AM

      Douchebag alert

      • letsgopens8771 - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM

        Take sympathy on poor akaloser. He just hasn’t found the right husband yet. Since he doesn’t know what hockey is or know talent from the best player in the world, he didn’t even see the awesome shootout goal. So sad.

        I pity the team that takes the Pens to a shootout. They have 3 automatic shooters in Neal, Sid, and Geno (not to mention Letang, Kunitz, and Duper), and all Flower has to do is make 1 save. Good luck beating the Pens past regulation.

      • dangle13x - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM

        Not taking sympathy you community college level mongoloid. If you had the ability to reason I’d attempt to have a 2 way conversation with you, but obviously you are incapable of rational thought. Yea you are right the Penguins are the best nobody else compares.

      • letsgopens8771 - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM

        dangle13x, I was being funny. Maybe if you read the whole comment, you’d understand that.

    • pwilson264 - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

      that’s really is a stupid comment to make. wishing someone to get a serious injury.

    • 2jivecrew - Mar 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      Oh man, I wish your mother had kept her legs closed and never tainted the gene pool with your existence.

    • chanceoffleury1 - Mar 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      I want to thumbs down your comment, but as I’m reading it right now it has 87 dislikes and I feel like Crosby would want it that way.

    • elrock7 - Mar 10, 2013 at 9:48 PM

      You are definitely the load your mom should have swallowed!

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 10, 2013 at 4:59 AM

    My friend asked me if the game was over as Crosby was getting the puck at centre ice. “No, but he’s the best player in the world, of course he’s gonna score.” And then the game was over.


  4. riles1008 - Mar 10, 2013 at 5:45 AM

    Can you learn to actually add videos to the app version of your site. Really annoying

  5. ironman721 - Mar 10, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    🚨⚠Warning we have a troll advisory! aka loser has been spotted trolling in another Pens article. This person is considered extremely stupid. Engaging him in direct conversation can cause serious loss in IQ points! You have been warned!🚓🚔📢

  6. ironman721 - Mar 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    He said the same thing about Malkin. Some people just suck at life!

  7. steelers88 - Mar 10, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    That was scary. And can akaloser just shutup! Thanks.

    • letsgopens8771 - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      Glad to see Crosby OK. Just hope Malkins ok cause his hit looked pretty serious as well.

  8. letsgopens8771 - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    akaloser, you probably just sit on your couch in your mom’s basement and just wait for a Pens article to pop up so you can troll on it and say sick things like that. Clean the empty beer bottles off your couch and get a life.

    Obviously you don’t know what hockey is, and you think that garbage players like Wayne Simmonds and other dirty thugs represent what hockey is. Tell me when your Philly Failers get a goalie who can get a goalie who isn’t a headcase and does not play like a fathead cutout in the net.

    Good luck with your 1975ers. They are in 11th, a full 3 points behind 8th seed NYR and are tied pointwise with freakin’ WINNIPEG and THE ISLANDERS. They should definitely be ashamed of that.

    • dangle13x - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      I’m sure that’s what he does… Hahaha this is the most unintelligible, pathetic excuse for a ramble I have ever seen. Do us a favor and just refrain from getting emotionally involved, you obviously can’t handle yourself once your childlike tantrums ensue.

      • dangle13x - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM

        It’s not the typo, it’s the overall failure. You officially lose message boarding. Congrats.

    • letsgopens8771 - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM

      Sorry for the typo in the 2nd paragraph.

  9. kingsforever - Mar 10, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Baby alert! Baby alert!

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kessel (1640)
  2. P. Kane (1637)
  3. M. Richards (1383)
  4. P. Datsyuk (1234)
  5. N. Backstrom (1117)