Sidney Crosby named NHL first star of the week


Sidney Crosby (Michael Miller, Wikimedia Commons)

Sidney Crosby of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia has been named the National Hockey League’s first star of the week for the week from October 22-28, 2018. In three games, Crosby had five goals and two assists for seven points, as the Penguins went through western Canada with a perfect record of three wins and zero losses.

Crosby had two goals in a 6-5 win overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers on October 23, one goal and two assists for three points in a 9-1 win over the Calgary Flames on October 25 and two goals in a 5-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on October 27.

Crosby scored the game winning goal at 2:12 of overtime in Pittsburgh’s win over the Oilers. Derick Brassard of Gatineau, Quebec and Jack Johnson recorded the assists.

Crosby now has five goals and seven assists for 12 points in nine regular season games this season. He is third on the team in points. Evgeni Malkin leads the Penguins with 18 points, while Phil Kessel is second with 14 points.

The Penguins are currently leading the Metropolitan Division with 14 points. They lead the Carolina Hurricanes by a single point.

Meanwhile, Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele was named the second star. He had four goals and three assists for seven points in four games. Mikko Rantanen of the Colorado Avalanche was named the third star.


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