Dec 19, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) at the face-off circle against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pens' Sidney Crosby Named NHL 'Second Star' of the Week

 

Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby has been reportedly named the NHL’s ‘Second Star’ of the week – according to the team’s website.

This marks the third time Crosby has received a weekly honor.

Collecting eight points (2G, 6A) in four games last week, Crosby finished second in the scoring column behind Colorado Avalanche’ forward Matt Duchene – who had nine points. Recording his 20th goal of the season in Saturday’s victory over the Calgary Flames, it was the first time Crosby had achieved that many tallies since the 2010-11 campaign, where he totaled 32.

Crosby is currently riding a 10-game point streak, and a three-game multiple point streak.

Leading the entire NHL in scoring (54 points), Crosby has continued to thrive amidst all the injuries for Pittsburgh. Helping contribute to all of the Pens’ victories last week, there’s no question he’s the top consideration for the Hart trophy (league MVP) thus far.

St. Louis Blues’ forward Chris Stewart took home the ‘First Star’ and Duchene was awarded the ‘Third Star’ in addition to Crosby – according to NHL.com.

 

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