Dec 27, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (87) carries the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime 4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Sidney Crosby Named the NHL's 'Second Star' of the Month

 

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

Crosby was previously honored with the ‘Second Star’ for the month of October, and he has received three weekly awards (two ‘Second Stars’ and one ‘Third Star’.)

Logging at least one point in 13 of the 14 December contests, Crosby tied for the league-high in points for the month (23) and still leads the NHL’s scoring race (59). A month that included a 10-game point streak, Crosby topped all NHL players with three game-winning goals, which is almost expected from the captain now.

Recording seven multiple-point contests last month, Crosby has now achieved this stat in 17 out of the 42 games’ Pittsburgh has played this season. Arguably leading the Hart Trophy (MVP) race up to this point in the 2013-14 campaign, Crosby continues to prove he’s an other-worldly talent game-in and game-out.

He is currently second in the league for assists (37) and ranked fourth in goals (22).

Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Patrick Kane was voted as the league’s ‘First Star’ and Anaheim Ducks’ goaltender Jonas Hiller was give the ‘Third Star’ as well – according to The Canadian Press.

 

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