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Video: Crosby finishes off perfect passing play

Nov 20, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

Beautiful passing, and just how did Sidney Crosby score from that angle?

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain went top corner to give his team a 3-0 lead just before the second intermission of Wednesday’s game against the Washington Capitals, scoring from a difficult angle after some precision tic-tac-toe passing on the power play.

Evgeni Malkin started the play, dishing to Chris Kunitz in the slot. He directed a pass to James Neal, who quickly made a cross-ice pass to Crosby. From near the bottom of the faceoff circle, Crosby one-timed his left-handed shot from the left side and over goaltender Braden Holtby.

  1. killerpgh - Nov 20, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Eveyone loves the beautiful one touch pass multiple times when it leds to a goal. But those same people would complain about being to cute and not shooting sooner if the save gets made. But that was a nice passing clinic. Looked like 4 Penguins touched the puck in 2 seconds.

  2. steelcity333 - Nov 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Just ridiculous. Nothing holtby could do there.

  3. withseidelinn - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    The shot alone is almost as impressive as the passing!

    • rpiotr01 - Nov 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      Agree. For a right-handed player it’s a good shot, for a left-handed shot to one time it into the corner like that is pretty special.

  4. tru2joelu4eva - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:57 PM


  5. pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    What a dirty goal by Crosby!!! Best in the Game!

  6. muckleflugga - Nov 21, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    what’s with pierre…

    sounded like he pulled a nut when he reached to pull pages thirty through ninety six of appendix a, section 9 of the sidney crosby book of overt man-love

    normally, he’d have shared in exquisite detail, the very genealogy of sid’s masterful finish going back to a memorable triumph in the three-legged race at mrs hackensack’s grade three sports day…this with a following side trip exploring the very etymology of the term top shelf itself

    no, pierre seems to be caught up in the november blues like everyone else…

    or, the redoubtable mr emrich was tooooo generous with between period sharing of his seemingly bottomless flask

    • c9castine - Nov 21, 2013 at 1:41 AM

      i for one enjoyed that.

      sick goal by sid and the set up by malkin kunitz neal

    • bgrillz - Nov 21, 2013 at 10:06 AM

      He has the last two broadcast lambasted Malkin when he doesn’t shoot. Yet, the guy has 19 assists this season. Regis is an idiot.

  7. snipedanglecelly13 - Nov 21, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Gotta love the nothing but Crosby sports talk lol

  8. calden99 - Nov 21, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    That’s how a real power play works!

    • jpelle82 - Nov 21, 2013 at 9:14 AM

      thats how a powerplay works once out of a hundred attempts. wont even see a play like that work in practice for a while . it is impressive when it does though.

  9. stevefromsacto - Nov 21, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    I’m a Caps fan, but that was an impressive play against one of the league’s best PK units. Kudos to the Pens on that one.

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