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

Sidney Crosby named NHL Third Star for 2nd time in 3 weeks
COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 26: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates after the puck during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on February 26, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Pittsburgh defeated Columbus 5-2. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

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.