• Sidney Crosby named NHL Third Star for 2nd time in 3 weeks

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    PITTSBURGH - Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named the NHL’s Third Star of the week for the second time in three weeks.

    Last week, Crosby logged a league-high eight points, helping the Penguins go 2-0-1 in three games versus teams they are fighting against for playoff positioning.

    Crosby’s season-high four points in Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens helped bring the Penguins back inside the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference.

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    With the help of Crosby, the Penguins won 5-2 in the Feb. 26 game against Columbus and one standings point in a 4-3 overtime loss in Buffalo. Crosby made one goal and one assist in each game.

    Since Feb. 1, Crosby is the second-leading scorer in the NHL with 25 points in 15 games.


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