Sport NHL playoffs 2018: Sidney Crosby dazzles with another swatted-puck goal

03:55  12 april  2018
03:55  12 april  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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Another day, another Sidney Crosby goal that’s batted out of mid-air. [The 2018 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs begin April 11 on the networks of NBC]. The Bruins also must weigh the risk and reward here.

We often think, Wow, it's almost like Sidney Crosby is playing another sport. Lately, that's been the case in the most literal sense.

The Penguins captain, who's made a habit out of batting pucks out of mid-air and into opposing teams' nets in recent weeks, teed up another can't-miss goal during Wednesday's Stanley Cup playoff opener against the rival Flyers.

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The goal, scored 9:01 into the second period, put Pittsburgh ahead 5-0 and chased Flyers starter Brian Elliott from the game.

Elliott was making just his third start after returning from a monthlong injury absence. He faced 19 shots. Philadelphia

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Sidney Crosby scored one of the easier goals you'll see on Wednesday night, but made Penguins history in doing so.The Penguins have made scoring look quite easy at times, and perhaps no play illuminated that more than Sidney Crosby's goal Wednesday night to give Pittsburgh a 4-0 lead (Crosby can make the difficult look more simple, but this was a bit different). And in scoring, Crosby also reached another milestone.

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