Here’s the latest flaw that’s been invented for Sidney Crosby: He’s played his last 22 playoff games without scoring in the third period.
Thing is, in those 22 games, Crosby put together 10 goals and 15 assists. In Game 2 of the current series vs. Ottawa, he netted three times over the first 40 minutes, thereby minimizing the need for a third-period goal.
People love to invent a weak spot for a superstar, then pick at it like it’s a scab. Lies, damned lies and statistics.
In the interest of full disclosure, however, Crosby has just three third-period assists (and one overtime helper) over that 22-game span. Perhaps a breakout third period is in order.
Crosby has always been one to rise to a challenge. No denying Crosby gives maximum effort for 60 minutes and, when necessary, beyond.
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