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Sidney Crosby banks the puck off Antti Niemi’s back from behind the net
- Updated: December 2, 2016
Sidney Crosby proved he can score a goal from just about anywhere during Thursday’s game against the Dallas Stars.
In the dying seconds of the 2nd period, Crosby attempted a shot from behind the Stars’ net. It deflected off of Antti Niemi’s arm and flew in the air towards Crosby, who proceeded to give the trick shot another try. Crosby would finally manage to get the puck in the net, after it bounced off Niemi’s back to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 lead – which proved to be the winning goal as they went on to win the game 6-2.
— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) December 2, 2016
Crosby, 29, is off to a fantastic start this season offensively. As of December 1st, the centerman has 16 goals, 9 assists, and 25 points in just 18 games. With another great play to add to his long highlight reel, Crosby will no doubt continue to impress hockey fans for years to come.
With the win, the Penguins improved their record to 14-7-3, good enough for 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The reigning Stanley Cup Champions are off to a great start to the year and have all the necessary tools to go on another deep run this spring.
Crosby and the Penguins will get a day of rest before taking on the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. EST.
All stats for this article are from Hockey-Reference.com.
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