Crosby's Surge Reminiscent of Gretzky, Lemieux
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At age 23, Sidney Crosby has won a Stanley Cup, the NHL MVP award and a scoring title. He’s a cultural icon in his native Canada, where he was chosen as a national magazine’s man of the year for his Olympic gold medal-winning goal.
So what’s left for Crosby to accomplish in a career that would be complete for most players? Apparently, plenty.
In a league where blanketing defenses, lineman-sized defensemen and excellent goaltending make goal-scoring increasingly difficult, Crosby is accumulating statistics rarely seen since Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux were in their prime. Crosby has at least one point – and usually a lot more – in 17 consecutive games while leading the Penguins on an 11-game winning streak.
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