Nov 1, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) carries the puck up ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sidney Crosby Is NHL 'Second Star' Of October


Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby was reportedly named the NHL’s ‘Second Star’ for the month of October – according to the teams’ official website.

St. Louis Blues’ forward Alex Steen took home ‘First Star’ honors for leading the league in goals, and San Jose Sharks’ goaltender Antti Niemi was named the ‘Third Star’ for leading the league in wins and shutouts.

Leading the entire NHL in scoring with 21 points (8G, 13A), Crosby also was honored twice with weekly awards. For the second week in October he was named ‘Third Star’ and then was given ‘Second Star’ the week after.

Guiding Pittsburgh to a 9-4-0 record during the month of October, Crosby began the season on an eight-game point streak — which was the longest of his career to start a campaign — and he also registered his eighth career hat-trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 12.

Crosby still leads the NHL in scoring with 22 points (8G, 14A), and is averaging 1.57 points-per-game.

He’ll look to continue his wizardry tonight when the team takes on the Blue Jackets, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

The game can be seen on the ROOT Network, and is set to start at 7 p.m.


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