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Video: Sidney Crosby strikes twice to bust personal playoff scoring slump

Robin Lehner Beau Bennett

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal during the first period on an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)


Sidney Crosby had just one goal in 19 playoff games before Saturday’s clash between his Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers.

Then, within the span of 4:39 late in the second period, Crosby struck twice to give his team the lead in Game 2 of that first-round series, which the Penguins trail 1-0.

Pittsburgh was down a goal after the first period, but erupted with three in the middle period to take a 3-1 lead, despite being short-handed five different times in the game. Crosby had two of those goals on three shots through 40 minutes.

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