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Video: Crosby scores hat trick, hits playoff milestone against Senators

May 17, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

Arguably the best hockey player on the planet is playing like it right now.

Pittsburgh Penguins’ star and captain Sidney Crosby has already recorded the hat trick tonight against the Ottawa Senators, and the game had yet to hit the halfway mark when that happened.

His three goals propelled the Penguins to a 3-1 lead in the second period of Game 2 between the Penguins and Senators. His first of the night gave him 100 career playoff points.

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Crosby has now hit 102 playoff points in 75 playoff games.

As per a tweet earlier in the game from @PensInsideScoop, “…Crosby now has 101 career playoff points, moving past Ron Francis and into 4th place on the (Penguins’) all-time list.”



  1. Stiller43 - May 17, 2013 at 9:20 PM


  2. e5tolife - May 17, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    There is no argument

  3. cheesesteak75 - May 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Cam Tucker – get a clue!

    87 is the best player on the planet!

    • taintedlombardis - May 17, 2013 at 9:34 PM

      Not even close. He benefits from his position and the talent he’s always been surrounded by.

      • cheesesteak75 - May 17, 2013 at 9:37 PM

        He makes the talent around him better. That’s what great players do!

      • sfbookreviews - May 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM

        Ha ha. You are delusional. In 2006 he scored 120 points (and was MVP). So is it your contention he only did that because he had future Hall of Famer Colby Armstrong on his line? And that he skated with Gary Roberts?

        Yes he has better line-mates now, but be honest (if you’re capable), do you really believe Dupuis would be among the league leaders in 5 on 5 goals without Crosby? Or that Kunitz finishes 8th in scoring and in goals without a truly exceptional center?

      • taintedlombardis - May 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM

        Of course. They lit it up without him. He’s not even the best player on his team.

      • hawkeedawg - May 17, 2013 at 10:20 PM

        Tainted, then who is? What do you mean by “his position”? That he a center? That he knows where to go?

        Any great player has had great line mates.

      • 2jivecrew - May 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM

        Yeah, guys like Pascal Dupius and Chris Kunitz make Crosby the player he is. LOL what a bitter, jealous moron you are. Here are the names of the only players ahead of Crosby on the list of “fastest to 100 playoff points”:

        Gretzky 46 games
        Lemieux 50
        Kurri 67
        Bossy 74
        Sidney Crosby 75

        And those other guys played in much more wide open era. Crosby could retire today and be a lock for the Hall of Fame. Your tears are delicious. Keep them coming.

      • bhunter47 - May 18, 2013 at 12:42 AM

        I’m going to make the exact same point I made on a previous post, that you conveniently ignored.

        “They lit it up without him.”

        Kunitz scored 1.22 points per game while Crosby was in the lineup, and dropped to 0.667 PPG without Crosby, right at his career average which is 0.693.

        Chris Kunitz did absolutely nothing while Crosby was out of the lineup. 20 goals in 36 games with him, 2 goals in 12 games without, a dropoff of over 0.40 GPG.

        Pascal Dupuis’ goal total dropped from 0.47 GPG to 0.25 GPG with Crosby out, and since you’ve so conveniently said that assists don’t matter in previous posts, obviously you can’t say they “lit it up”.

        I presented this argument on the Milbury/Roenick video about Ovechkin, and yet you still use the same argument. Which is incorrect. I don’t mind opinions, but support it with facts instead of being so wrong.

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 12:46 AM

        Hey Blunter,

        You can’t use PPG for one player and GPG. You conveniently left that out. It’s not how this works…

      • bhunter47 - May 18, 2013 at 12:49 AM

        Read my post again.

        I used points per game for Kunitz, as well as goals per game.

        “Chris Kunitz did absolutely nothing while Crosby was out of the lineup. 20 goals in 36 games with him, 2 goals in 12 games without, a dropoff of over 0.40 GPG.”

        “A dropoff of over 0.40 GPG”.

        Do you conveniently not recognize the points that make you seem foolish?

      • bhunter47 - May 18, 2013 at 12:54 AM

        But since you only care about goals.

        With Crosby in the lineup, Kunitz averaged 0.56 goals per game, and Dupuis averaged 0.47 goals per game.

        With Crosby out of the lineup, Kunitz averaged 0.16 goals per game, and Dupuis averaged 0.25 goals per game.

        With those rates over an 82 game season, Kunitz projects to 46 goals with Crosby, 14 without. Dupuis projects to 39 goals with, 21 goals without.

        Tell me again how they “lit it up” without him. That is the only point I am arguing, because it is factually incorrect. I could care less about your opinion of Crosby.

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 12:57 AM

        No. You didn’t use Dupuis PPG.

      • bhunter47 - May 18, 2013 at 1:01 AM

        Since when do you care about assists? Dupuis’ PPG went up, yes. But since you’ve said goals are more important, why do you care?

        Dupuis averaged 1.0 PPG while Crosby was out, but almost all of them were assists, which is rare for him if you look at his career averages. But again, you’ve many times said that “goals >>>>> assists”, so you can’t now switch your argument.

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM


    • theageofquarrel - May 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM

      Tainted is a whiny Crapitals fan. Go figure.

      • taintedlombardis - May 17, 2013 at 10:18 PM

        Whiny? Not even. Just brutally honest. Brutal honesty is kryptonite for fan boys.

      • theageofquarrel - May 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM

        No you are just plain whining. Especially after all your comments over on the Craps stories when they got KO’d we almost had to put on raincoats from all your tears like the rest of the Craps fans. So commence whining while we chuckle .

      • 2jivecrew - May 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

        And brutally f#*king stupid. How are the links treating you and Ovie? Oh but let me guess….the only reason it’s Crosby and not Ovie is because of the refs right?

  4. jonkchar - May 17, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    I honestly don’t know who is better- Crosby or Malkin.. Congrats to Crosby!

  5. johnnyd76 - May 17, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Sid’s a machine tonight – need to tighten up defense when up 2+ goals – Penguins starting to get that “Killer Instinct”. GO PENS!!!!!

  6. taintedlombardis - May 17, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Feasting on horrible defense after horrible defense and horrible goalie after horrible goalie. (Philly last year, Islanders, now Sens).All three goals were softies.

    Never mind the blatant nudge from the league. Check the power play disparity.

    • cheesesteak75 - May 17, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      And what game were you watching?

    • handsofsweed - May 17, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      You mean like Kunitz getting his lip split and donating blood by a high stick with no call in the first? Or Iginla getting his stick slashed out of his hands and Malkin face-boarded in the second with no calls? You mean those nudges, right? Or are you just going to pretend the entire world didn’t see those happen on TV? Yeah, you are. Because that’s what you do. Pretend.

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 17, 2013 at 10:39 PM

      It was clear from the drop of the puck that the officials were going to give OTT every chance to get back in this. They called very little of what they were seeing.

      I WAS at least glad to see that they called the boarding both ways, at least once on each side.

    • 2jivecrew - May 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM

      Oh that’s rich coming from a Caps fan. Here are a few numbers for you to mull over:

      Against playoff teams, Ovie has a grand total of 19 points, 9 goals out of 21 games. 5 goals came on the PP. He is a minus 8 against non-Southeast division opponents. Of his 32 goals, 16 came in 18 games against SED opponents. 27 of his 56 points came on the PP.

      Just for a comparison, Crosby scored 32 points in 20 games against playoff teams. Against non-SED teams, Crosby is a plus 20. 17 of Crosby’s 56 points came on the PP.

      Suck on that.

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

        I guess,you were too stupid to realize that Ovechkin lapped Crosby in goals?

      • 2jivecrew - May 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM

        That’s funny, Crosby tripled Ovie’s goal totals for this playoffs in under 1.5 periods tonight.

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 12:54 AM

        Lundqvist and the Ranger’s “D” had nothing to do with that? When’s the last time the Pens played a competent goalie and defense in the playoffs? And how’d that turn out?

      • sportsfreak13 - May 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM

        Anderson was really good going into this series and ottawas defense was great too. They allowed 9 goals against the habs in round one. Do you watch other hockey games tainted lombardi’s or are you just a capitals homer?

  7. csilojohnson - May 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Is it PC now to say “arguably”?
    tainted your just a hater.
    Great players draw penalties.
    Thats what happens when defenders get beat. Sometimes they panic and make bad decisions.
    Its not as bad as you hope it is.
    The horrible defense, horrible goalie rant…. Sarcasm..?

  8. biffnasty - May 17, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    just a matter of time before he suffers a concussion from diving, thus ending his career, forever to be known as a hall of famer whiner/embellisher/girl

    • therealdeal18 - May 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

      u mad bro? u seem mad bro. At least you got the Hall of Fame part right.

      • biffnasty - May 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

        Nah brah, not mad brah, just call it like i see it brah. You ok brah? You seem a little upset brah? If u need to talk brah, just let me know brah

      • therealdeal18 - May 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM

        I’m good biffnasty appreciate the concern. Solid comeback with the mom queef joke too, no lie it got a laugh outta me. I do wanna talk though if that offers still on the table. Several things are on my mind, like what you think the odds of the Pens sweeping the Sens are? And do you think it will be easier for the Pens to beat the Bruins or Rangers in the ECF? (I don’t wanna see the Bruins personally, ill take the Rangers) And who do you think in the West can beat the pens in the SCF? (I think LA and CHI can give them a run, personally i wanna see a Kings/Pens final)

      • biffnasty - May 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM

        They will def win the series but wont sweep em, i sayin in 5. Rangers gonna win in 7 but gonna be a tired team to face Pitt, which should be another great series simply bc of King in net. As for the west, with Quick playing at a different level cant see anybdy taking them out easily

    • handsofsweed - May 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM

      Says the queef with the busted a$$hole. You know who and what you are.

      • biffnasty - May 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

        Good one…havent heard queef since last night when your mom laid a loud one on my johnson

    • drone501 - May 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

      why don’t you go away and come back when you have all sids numbers. you are a fool.

  9. gary15217 - May 17, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Seriously Mr Tucker? Arguably?? PPG is the stat that matters and nobody else comes close. Most criticism of Crosby is based on envy.

    • taintedlombardis - May 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

      PPG is the dumbest stats in all of sports. Goals >>> assists. “Points”is a dumb made up stat. In no other sport is “assisting” considered as important as actually scoring. Lame crap like that is why the World Poker Tour was at one time pulling in better ratings than Hockey. Hockey has become a mixture of the WWE and Curling.

      • therealdeal18 - May 17, 2013 at 10:25 PM

        why do you watch it then? go watch football.

      • handsofsweed - May 17, 2013 at 10:34 PM

        Oh great. Another flat-Earth idiot who argues with things like mathematics. Hey, dummy. The 13th century is on line 1. They want their categorical ignorance back. And speaking of assists, there is a sport called basketball. Round hoop, leather ball? Assists matter a hell of a lot there, too. You’re not very good with this whole “sports” thing, are ya? Maybe you should join the drama club. Sing some showtunes or something.

      • taintedlombardis - May 17, 2013 at 10:42 PM

        LOL. The only idiot arguing against Mathematics is you. The Flat Earth theory is the equivalent of assists = goals. And your Basketball analogy is retarded. Scoring (actual points) is what is most celebrated. Assists stand alone on their own merit.

      • taintedlombardis - May 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM

        By the way, basketball doesn’t have secondary assists. Maybe you should worry about making assistant manager instead of my promising show tunes career.

      • 2jivecrew - May 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

        Only an Ovie/Caps fan would say that. tainted, how does it feel knowing that once and for all the entire planet outside of Washington knows that Ovie on his best day couldn’t carry the jock of guys like Crosby or Datsyuk on their worst day? I know it must eat you up inside knowing that the entire planet has wised up to your one trick pony “superstar” (2 points in 7 games)… wonder you don’t like the PPG stat.

        It must tear at your soul knowing that it took your boy Captain Caveman 48 games just to TIE Crosby in points having only played 36 games. Again, no wonder you don’t like the PPG stat.

        Go home, son. Your Caps are a joke and a historic laughingstock.

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM

        Ovechkin lapped Crosby in goals. Pure domination on Ovechkin’s part. The true MVP. Pens don’t even need Crosby. Malkin’s better anyway.

      • badintent - May 18, 2013 at 12:19 AM

        Steve Nash lead the NBA in assist when he won his 2 MVPS . But he also scored about 17 points a game and shot at 50 % FG and 90 % on FTs. He had a balanced offensive output and made his teamates much better, so his Assists alone did not win him the MVP.

      • 2jivecrew - May 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM

        See the numbers posted above. Ovie is the very definition of feasting on weak competition.

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 12:58 AM

        Crosby is the definition of feeding on weak competition. Look up what percentage of his total points have come against just the Islanders.

      • chanceoffleury1 - May 18, 2013 at 1:41 AM

        Basketball counts assists, Baseball counts RBIs, and Football counts yards thrown/completions/touchdown passes for a quarterback. So actually yes, a good setup guy is heavily documented in every major sports league.

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 8:02 AM

        Of course they track those things. Where did I say they didn’t? It’s not apples to apples either.

  10. gary15217 - May 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Tainted, you are so clueless and bereft of facts and reason that I bet you’re a Democrat too.

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 17, 2013 at 10:41 PM

      Haha if that were the case he’d stage a protest and demand that at least 3/4 of Crosby’s points were accumulated and distributed evenly amongst the players that have fewer.

      • jpelle82 - May 18, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        he would probably try to ban crosby’s stick and say it was an assault weapon because it he modified it with tape.

  11. Stiller43 - May 17, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Lol his elite talent like undrafted kunitz and dupuis? Hahaha

    He MADE them into top scorers. Theres a reason duper was a throw in with hossa im that trade, and theres a reason kunitz and a good prospect (tangradi; no longer good nor a prospect) came over for ryan effin whitney (who was and is terrible.

    Take your caps fan bias glasses off.

    • taintedlombardis - May 17, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      What does being undrafted have to do with anything? They both lit it up without him. His team doesn’t even need him.

      • bhunter47 - May 18, 2013 at 12:46 AM

        See my post above. How can you call a drop off of Kunitz from 1.22 PPG and 0.56 goals per game to 0.17 goals per game, as well as Dupuis dropping off from 0.47 goals per game to 0.25 goals per game “lighting it up”? How does that math escape you?

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 1:19 AM

        You left off Dupuis PPG…I wonder why…

  12. Stiller43 - May 17, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Tainted…you know you cant get an assist without a goal on the play, right? Do you know that?

    • taintedlombardis - May 17, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Of course. Thanks for making my point. 1.7 assists per goals. Goals >>>assists. It’s not rocket science.

      Now that I think about it, maybe we should have more points awarded. We need tertiary assists.

      • sportsfreak13 - May 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM

        Crosby scored more goals in one game then ovechkin did all series. FACT

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 1:09 AM

        Crosby got lapped by Ovechkin this season in goals. Fact.

      • sportsfreak13 - May 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        Haha yep because regular season is when it REALLY counts. I read one of your comments where you say malkin is better, just FYI malkin has called Crosby the best player in the world a dozen time (so has stamkos, Tavares, and many more). Please name me ONE active NHL player who has called ovechkin the best in the world recently?

    • handsofsweed - May 17, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      No. He missed that while auditioning for a theater production.

  13. 19to77 - May 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Three goals on four shots, two at even strength. Ovechkin, where you at?!

    • handsofsweed - May 18, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Getting brutally mauled by the USA’s Junior-Varsity team at the World Championships?

  14. 19to77 - May 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    I love that in all threads to stage this whinefest about goals versus assists, tainted chooses to do so in one about Crosby scoring a hat trick.

  15. flyeredup - May 17, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    And we trade Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Sergei Bobrovski and James VanRiemsdyk for a bag of pucks….sigh

  16. lameasish - May 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Why do you guys even respond to the two trolls? It’s exactly what they want. It’s honestly pathetic that they somehow get a kick over posting ridiculous comments. They are using mom jokes….

    • drone501 - May 18, 2013 at 12:17 AM

      there moms are probably their dads cousin. lets go pens

      • biffnasty - May 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

        *their*..if you’re (not your) going to insult someones intelligence, at least make sure you have a firm grip on the English language, kinda like how your mom had a firm grip on my rod last night

  17. 2jivecrew - May 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    LOL. Tainted getting absolutely OWNED in this thread.

    • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 12:12 AM

      Only a special kind of reward would think that. Oh that’s right, it’s a thread full of Pens’ fans.

  18. 2jivecrew - May 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    And one lone delusional idiot getting exposed as such. Seriously, just stop posting. You’re done here.

    • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 12:49 AM

      Done? That’s rich. I have dominated this discussion. You are just another fan boy. I also bet you’re fat and wear jerseys.

      • hawkeedawg - May 18, 2013 at 1:04 AM

        Tainted, you haven’t won one argument, so how do you think you “dominated” this thread.

        You just proved to us all that your hockey IQ is the same as your favorite whiny, choker player.

      • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 1:18 AM

        Another fat jersey wearing fanboy.. Still waiting for one of you a$$clowns to prove that assists = goals. As a matter of fact, mathematically, it can be proven they are of a lesser value. Assists don’t go on thee scoreboard, and secondary assists are just ridiculous. 1.7 assists per goal. It gets even worse as well…assists are awarded by a judgement call, and they almost always award them, no matter what. Second or third player to touch the puck when a guy scores a goal, enjoy your point.

      • 2jivecrew - May 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM

        You’re right, I do wear jerseys…..ones I play in 3 nights a week. Anytime you wanna meet up on the ice you just let me know. I’ll skate circles around your sorry ass. You’ll never even touch the puck. Come to South Florida and we’ll make it happen. Literally anytime you’re ready.

      • handsofsweed - May 18, 2013 at 10:56 AM

        Nobody is trying to argue that assists=goals. Assists=assists. Goals=goals. Both are vital to the game of hockey. It seems as if you are trying to devalue an assist bc your favorite player has little to no ability to make those around him into more deadly players. Ovi is a hell of a goal-scorer and is able to dominate games by scoring goals. Nobody will deny you that.

        Assists are what they are: simply ONE way (of many ways) to dominate a hockey game. Goals are another of them, and right now, Crosby is dominating in the playoffs by scoring, assisting, helping to kill occasional, but very highly critical penalties and providing solid to great forechecking and backchecking. Ovi doesn’t do those things as often or in as dire of situations as does Sid, and the proof is in the rafters and on the ice.

        But, if Ovi would decide to model his TOTAL game after Sid’s and commit to it 100%, 100% of the time, then watch the hell out for the Caps, EVERYONE.

  19. phillyphanatic77 - May 18, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Why even bother getting so heated with someone who will never recognize Crosby’s accomplishments? I’d be lying if I said I was a fan of Crosby, can’t stand the guy, but that in no way taints my ability to recognize his talents. He’s clearly the top player in the game right now. Some people will just never admit it bc they despise him, which I get, but there’s no denying his place in the game. He’s the “Golden Boy”; whether you worship at his alter or say the title facetiously, you can’t ignore his game.

  20. hawkeedawg - May 18, 2013 at 3:29 AM

    Tainted, you have brain damage.

    Why do you think so many minor coaches stress the importance of pass first. Look at Gretzky’s stats, twice as many assists than goals, but under your brilliant philosophy, Gretzky was an average player.

    If you can’t get it thru your thick head that there would be NO goals without assists.

    You still haven’t answered my question…You have to pick a team, who do you pick first?

    • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 7:50 AM

      Time to get served. First of all, Gretzky is the all time goal scorer. Second, goals are scored without assists all the time. Third, assists are worthy of tracking, they just aren’t equal to actually scoring goals. Finally, Ovechkin is my top choice. Greatest player and goal scorer of this generation.

    • 2jivecrew - May 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      He’s mad because Ovie in a million years could never pull off the no look tape to tape passes Crosby does to set up goals with absolute regularity. He knows that Mr. Controller Disconnected could never match Crosby in being a guy that can go into the corners against anybody and come away with the puck, not to mention 87 being the one of the toughest guys in the league to knock off the puck to set up those plays.

      And Tainted still hasn’t responded to the numbers I posted comparing Ovie’s production against playoff teams vs SED teams……just some feeble jab about the Islanders (posting no numbers to back his statement, by the way).

  21. hawkeedawg - May 18, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    Lets us intelligent posters show what we think of Tainted.

    Tainted is an idiot, everyone hit thumbs up!!

    • theageofquarrel - May 18, 2013 at 7:24 AM

      All you need to know about the Taint is, he is a Crapital fan. That loser franchise who think they are better then they really are. Can’t beat anyone in the playoffs especially when they play the Penguins.

    • taintedlombardis - May 18, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      Thumbs down fat boys! My comments seem to get a lot of responses, but nothing of substance. It’s hard to refute the truth. I’ve just realized that the majority of Hockey fans are the dumbest sports fans out of all the major sports. Like most things alternative, it attracts the losers.

      • handsofsweed - May 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM

        And here you are.

  22. colossal87 - May 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Soupy Sid at his finest last night. He totally dominated the silly sens with his greatness.

  23. csilojohnson - May 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    tainted if 70 posts tell you you have a tail…you might want to look in the mirror.
    Take off your Ovi fanboy glasses first.
    No matter how skilled Ovi AND Malkin are.. They don’t bring it every game. They play when THEY want to. Crosby brings it every game. If I were a Caps fan I would be pissed Ovi didn’t show up till the end of the regular season. Didn’t show up at all when the playoffs started.
    How can you be so blind. Such a hypocrite a well.
    I live in Maryland. I can assure you most Caps fan would agree.
    Crosby is better. Ovi is a selfish bum.

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