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VIDEO: Crosby scores 41st goal, spears O’Reilly below the belt

For the most part - not with everyone, but with many - gripes about the more ... um, abrasive side of Sidney Crosby’s game have subsided. Every now and then, the superstar Pittsburgh Penguin shows that less appealing aspect, however.

Tuesday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres really put the opposite ends of the spectrum on display.

On one hand, you have an ugly moment, as Crosby appeared to spear Ryan O’Reilly in the groin (see video above).

On the other hand, Crosby scored his 41st goal of 2016-17 in dramatic fashion, blazing by the Sabres for what was more or less a one-on-all tally:

You may notice that “ROR” was on the ice for that moment.