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Video: Crosby goes top corner with wicked backhander

Jan 3, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

Just another video of a beautiful Sidney Crosby goal here.

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain and a lock for the Canadian Olympic team – the roster will be announced on Jan. 7 – Crosby went top corner with a wicked backhander on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the second period of Friday’s game.

Now, he’s gone top-corner backhand before. But this wasn’t from in close or on a breakaway. This was a backhand shot from the hash marks that beat one of the world’s best goaltenders in Lundqvist. It also gave the Penguins a 4-0 lead going into the intermission.

  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Jan 3, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Please stop with the backhand slobber fest,, neither the shooter or the goalie know where its gonna go !

    • killerpgh - Jan 3, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      If a skilled NHLer like Jamie Benn is impressed that’s good enough for me.

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Jan 4, 2014 at 6:58 AM

        Did your boy Jamie give Claude G any love just maybe for the best backhander goal ever,,,,,,no!
        So it is once again just a slobber fest for Crosby ! Jamie also tweed when Crosby breaks wind the whole locker room loves it,, he breaks the best wind in the whole NHL !

    • blomfeld - Jan 3, 2014 at 9:26 PM


      “Crosby good … Dave Keon ‘best’ ever at backhands … message end”

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Jan 4, 2014 at 6:54 AM

        Do they have a section in the Hockey Hall of Fame for great backhand shooters ?

    • hockey412 - Jan 4, 2014 at 8:44 AM

      I absolutely LOVE that this drives you that crazy :)

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Jan 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM


    • withseidelinn - Jan 4, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      Haha come on man. Just give credit where it’s due.

  2. runhigh24 - Jan 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    I think Team Canada finally found a Center for Kunitz tonight! (seriously tho, excellent play to steal the puck and dish it to Crosby)

  3. killerpgh - Jan 3, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    For a few seconds after the Pens 5th goal against Lundy tonight it looked like he regretted signing that new contract…..

  4. lowenni - Jan 3, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Wow. His talent level is just unbelievable. I’m a Caps fan but the guys just so fun to watch.

  5. steelers88 - Jan 3, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Sidney Crosby is a great player, but he needs to stop getting in to scrums. I’d rather see him score goals then get into wrestling matches with the other team. His only hurting the Penguins by sitting in the penalty box. This is what worries me about the Penguins. Other teams and players get under Crosby’s, Malkin’s, Neal’s, and Letang’s skin to easily. If you want a recipe to beat the Penguins in the Playoffs just annoy the heck out of the Penguins stars players and you will win.

    • bencia823 - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      I’m sure Crosby’s 3 points and 2 minute stint in the box during a 5-2 game were really harmful to the Penguins…

  6. getinthefastlane - Jan 3, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    As an American I worry how unstoppable him centering a line with kunitz and stamkos will be.

    • beergold - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      God Bless You Dear Sir we in Canada think it might just be like Jesus floating down on a cloud and bringing us all a free “24”. Lots of late nights ahead but oh my what a party!

    • 19to77 - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:20 PM

      The scary thing is realizing that every shift that’s NOT happening, something like Tavares-Getzlaf-Perry or Duchene-Toews-Sharp will be coming down the ice instead. “Thank God that line is off the ice, we can breathe easier n- oh. Oh, for f**k’s sake.”

      • beergold - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:34 PM

        As a Canadian imagining that I was an American Olympic defenseman……. I just had a little piddle in my American pants!

      • 19to77 - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:41 PM

        Don’t get too cocky. Let the score do the talking when the time comes. For all the absurd depth on our 2010 roster, an underrated American squad still took us to overtime, and the same wizard goaltender who got them that far is on fire this season and back for Team USA again. You never know what can be accomplished by a couple clutch goals and Ryan Miller’s glove hand.

      • getinthefastlane - Jan 3, 2014 at 11:51 PM

        Yeah. Thats all true. I can hope that the team we put together will compete against the best professionals in the world.
        But to me. What only matters is what is engraved on Lord Stanley’s Cup

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:32 AM

        19to77, I agree completely. There will be enough great collections of hockey talent in Sochi that any of them could be the one to get the gold, and a few will fail to get the breaks or get it going at the right moment and miss the podium entirely. IMHO, trash talking, however popular these days, either makes you look foolish if you lose or arrogant if you win. I prefer cheering for my team and respecting their opponents.

  7. steelers88 - Jan 3, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    What about James Neal?

    • bencia823 - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:35 PM

      He would be a handful on the Power Play but his chemistry with Crosby (relatively minimal since he normally plays with geno) won’t be enough for him to make the team.

  8. beergold - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    The guy is a 100 per cent hard core holy WOW NHL superstar. Why we watch the game and the why the game is the best in the world!

    Common if I get any thumbs down I’ll think that everyone is a Leafs fan!!!!!!

    • beergold - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      WTF a downvote! Okay then I’ll just have to get drunk!

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:35 AM

      Sorry beer, but this Leafs fan cheers for Crosby. I’m not alone; the dude brought home the gold in 2010.

  9. csilojohnson - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Hell of a game for the Pens. Rough 3rd. Rangers made a hell of a push to break shutout.
    Maata looks like he is scared of the puck.
    Vitale continues to be solid in faceoffs.
    Gibbons is making a good case to stay up.
    Despres has played lights out since this last call up.
    I think Crosby has done a good job avoiding scrums this season. Cant ignore them all though. Didnt see any frustration on the Pens part tonight. Either way he is a beast.
    I hope The Juice can keep it going. Kind of a disapointing season so far given the numbers he put up last season. Immediatly after being aquired.

    • beergold - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      You’re reply suggests that you are in a hurry and think answering may impede you’re getting laid!

      Let it go!!!!!!!! Get laid!!!!!!

      • beergold - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:38 PM

        Downvoter is a wanker! Has to be!

  10. steelers88 - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    I think that Pyatt could be an underrated pickup for the Penguins. He needs to be in the roster in the Playoffs. His what the Penguins needed. He kind of reminds me of Mike Rupp.

    • claudegirwho - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      Why because they wear the same number and look similar. Maybe they should replace Crosby with him so he doesn’t take anymore stupid scrum penalties

    • bencia823 - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      I wasn’t too impressed with him. His turnover led to the Zuccarello goal and he looked really slow out there. He wont earn a spot on the healthy roster.

      • stepanup - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        He couldn’t earn a spot on the Rangers s**t roster.

  11. steelers88 - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    It was a good win tonight but it sucks that the Penguins are peaking at the wrong time AGAIN! The Penguins are a good team but they are not good enough to beat the Boston Bruins. I’m sorry but I just can’t see the Penguins winning the Stanley Cup. Even if they somehow beat Boston I just can’t see them beating a team from the Western Conference.

    • killerpgh - Jan 3, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      Did the Stanley cup winning Blackhawks peak to soon last year when they went 24 games to start the season with getting at least 1 point in every game last year? It is what it is. It’s always better to win than lose. Winning now doesn’t hurt your chance on winning in April – June. Just like having a bunch of injuries now doesn’t mean you won’t have them in April – June.

  12. steelers88 - Jan 3, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    I made my Stanley Cup prediction before the season and I predicted that the Sharks would beat the Canadians in 7 games to win the Stanley Cup. I am sticking to my pick.

  13. csilojohnson - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    No team or player can produce perfection every game.
    All teams have a weakness.
    The teams that overcome those weaknesses win cups.
    The Pens have not overcome their shortfalls in recent playoffs.
    Hopefully they do this year.
    I dont see how todays success could predict tomorrows failure though.
    I wouldve hated to see you after the 1-5 Pens loss to Rangers ealier in season steelers88. Step off that ledge my friend. Its good to be a Pens fan these days. :)
    Bylsma for the Jack btw
    Amazing how this team never misses a beat while dealing with top guys out. Year after year. Credit to the organization as well for running such a tight ship throughout minors.

  14. steelers88 - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    I’m sure you can understand why I really don’t have much faith in the Penguins in the Playoffs. Until Fleury proves he won’t be a basket case in the Playoffs I just can’t have any confidence in the Penguins. I’m not going to get emotionally invested this year because I have been crushed every year. I’m going to take a cautious approach to having excitement in the Playoffs. If the Penguins win the cup I will gladly eat my words.

    • basedrum777 - Jan 4, 2014 at 1:23 AM

      You mean like the years he led them to back to back SCF appearances and the one SC with some of the best game 7 play of this generation? That doesn’t have any bearing on your opinion of Fleury?

  15. steelers88 - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    I’m thrilled that the Penguins won. But I have seen this story before. They dominate in the regular season and then fall apart in the Playoffs. I’m just really sick of being disappointed at the end of the season. I’m just protecting myself incase they do fall flat on their face. I could careless about the regular season. They could finish with the best record in the whole NHL but if they don’t win the last game of the year then the whole season is a waste.

  16. csilojohnson - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    I get that. That is the reason i no longer watch football. Still love the Steelers. Just feel the league has ruined the game. Not worth the stress. (Steelers actually made it easier on me by having such a poor start lol)
    That being said I believe positive thinking brings positive results. If you cant change it. Might as well be sending good vibes their direction.
    Fleury worries me also. Go back and watch the 09 Wings series again. Proves hes capable. He is young still. He will bounce back. Seems he got rattled early in Isles series on some wierd bounces and their speed game. Never regained confidence. Defense is a lot better this year.
    We shall see!

  17. steelers88 - Jan 4, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Yeah I’m with you there. I feel that I’m drifting farther and farther away from the Steelers. I don’t know but I just feel like hockey is becoming my number 1 sport. The Penguins are becoming my number 1 team.

  18. steelers88 - Jan 4, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    Well I haven’t seen that Fleury for a while. It would be nice if that Fleury would show up in the Playoffs this year. I think if he has a good opening series In the Playoffs then I will start to believe in him.

  19. pfhockey - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:37 AM

    lol, Liked that Jamie Benn put #straightblade.

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