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Video: Sidney Crosby scores that elusive first playoff goal

May 5, 2014, 8:45 PM EST

It took long enough, but Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs in Game 3 against the New York Rangers on Monday:

With that, Crosby can knock the most irritating question off the long list of annoying potential questions he’ll face from the press, particularly after losses. Don’t worry, though; there will always be a new eye-roller (whether it’s for Crosby or someone else).

This came on Crosby’s 29th shot on goal of this postseason. It’s his first goal in his last 10 games at Madison Square Garden and second in his last 17 contests against the Rangers (according to a handy graphic from NBCSN).

For those who need help cooking up the next groan-worthy narrative, here are a few pointers:

  • The Rangers power play remains horrific; they’ve gone 0-for-32. Their offense is ice cold overall as they haven’t scored since OT of Game 1.
  • Hey, there’s always Rick Nash to pick on.
  • Uh … uh … Crosby hasn’t scored a power-play goal on the road in a while (saves that for Game 5).

  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Ya know why because piere said he would

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

      On the Jussi Jokenin goal he talked about him with his patented move like he was mister breakaway -shootout king well piere he was 2 for 9 this year 22% but hes a penguin so he never misses in your wold

      • serialthri11a - May 5, 2014 at 9:23 PM

        Maybe he was reffering to him when he was mr shootout in the first yr the shoot out was implemented.

      • jpdoc26 - May 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM

        Uh…WTF are you talking about? He’s close to 50% in his career and known as one of the top shootout guys in the NHL.

      • chanceoffleury - May 5, 2014 at 10:46 PM

        And ya know what? They were both game winners. If you’re only gonna score 2 shootout goals, game winners are the only way to go, really.

      • c9castine - May 5, 2014 at 11:41 PM

        he had a rough year but maybe he was referring to his 7th all time ranking of 31 goals in 73 attempts. 43%.

      • tk1966 - May 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM

        “but hes a penguin so he never misses in your wold”

        Evidently you don’t actually watch too many games, just comment on them. Otherwise you would know that piere (or Pierre as the rest of us know him) is a fan of whichever team is doing well at that moment. During stretches of the Columbus series, the Jackets were evidently the best team in the NHL and the Pens should have been an ECHL team based on the praise and the criticism coming from piere / Pierre.

        * world

        and finally …,,,…,,, Here is some punctuation for you. Please feel free to use at your leisure.

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 6, 2014 at 12:32 PM

        Wow did anybody ever tell you your awesome

      • tk1966 - May 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

        Awww… I know you are butt-hurt, but can’t you do better than that?

        Take a minute, think, and come back and try again.

  2. elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 5, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    I dont know how kenny albert is keeping it professional with piere iam for hire mcguire I mean the rangers announcer has to listen to this tool all game

  3. 7mantel - May 5, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Mcguire almost had an orgasm on the goal !

    • jimthebear - May 6, 2014 at 8:06 AM

      What do you mean ‘almost’?

  4. sharksfan754 - May 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    NHL 15 features doc and Eddie without Pierre. Guess EA sports can’t stand the guy either or at least reads what the fans have to say about him

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 6, 2014 at 12:29 AM

      Pierre is a walking encyclopedia of hockey information. But besides his annoying tendency to scream even though he has a perfectly functional microphone, what I find most bothersome is his habit of trying share everything he knows about each player and his background every time he says anything. Well, plus his weird habit of thinking Eddie and Doc or whoever need his approval for getting things right (“good call by you”), and his apparent lack of understanding that all the comments he directs specifically to Eddie and Doc are also being overheard by tens of thousands of fans whose existence he seems not to care about. OK, so that’s like four things I dislike about him.

  5. 950003cups - May 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Maguire is too funny when he slobbers all over himself anytime Crosby skates by. Pierre was in Macys asking if they had any Crosby Ass Sweat cologne.

    • shwatson - May 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM

      I heard they’re soldout maybe you can oblige Pierre.

    • sorroundedbyidiots - May 6, 2014 at 1:04 AM

      Yea, and you can tell “kristopher letang” is “eye candy” for Pierre as well.

  6. theageofquarrel - May 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    SAY WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. laxman1944 - May 5, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    ………………Wickets…….

    • tru2joelu4eva - May 5, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      pierre loves it between the wickets

  8. comeonnowguys - May 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Oh good. Now Crosby fans can go back to saying numbers matter.

    • whammy71 - May 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM

      That’s funny!

  9. navyeoddavee9 - May 5, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Numbers only matter, when you win

    • 19to77 - May 6, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      For instance, the Ducks outshot the Kings 36-17 tonight, but still lost the game. They had long stretches of dominant play (especially in the first period) and but for a lucky bounce or two could well have won, but all the SOG and offensive zone time in the world doesn’t matter if you don’t score. As you said. Numbers only matter when you win.

  10. durila1 - May 6, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    Aw sounds like some sad ranger fans.

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