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NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 (SO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby capped a Pittsburgh comeback by scoring the only goal in a shootout Friday that gave the Penguins a 4-3 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Montreal 1

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby delivered a hat trick Wednesday, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-1 whipping of Montreal in a meeting of two of the NHL's hottest teams.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Florida 2 (SO)

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby scored twice in the third period, then produced the only goal in the shootout Friday, giving Pittsburgh a 3-2 victory over Florida.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 1

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury remained perfect in seven games this season by stopping 22 shots and leading the Pittsburgh Penguins past Tampa Bay 4-1 Saturday.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Carolina 2 (SO)

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz scored shootout goals Wednesday and the Pittsburgh Penguins survived the loss of a third-period lead to defeat Carolina 3-2.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, NY Islanders 3 (SO)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby scored during the shootout phase Saturday to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, NY Rangers 2

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby put Pittsburgh in front in the second period Friday as the Penguins opened defense of their league title with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.
Obama greets NHL champs at White House

Obama greets NHL champs at White House

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday welcomed the NHL Champion Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House.
Penguins feted with parade

Penguins feted with parade

PITTSBURGH, June 15 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins, led by team owner Mario Lemieux, celebrated their Stanley Cup championship Monday with a parade and rally with thousands of fans.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., May 23 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin had two goals and an assist Saturday, sparking Pittsburgh to a 6-2 win over Carolina and a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference finals.
NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Washington 2

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby touched off an early outburst Wednesday and Pittsburgh reached the Eastern Conference finals with a 6-2, Game 7 victory over Washington.
NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3

PITTSBURGH, May 8 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby and Ruslan Fedotenko each had a goal and an assist Friday, helping Pittsburgh deadlock its playoff series with a 5-3 win over Washington.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, May 6 (UPI) -- Kris Letang fired a slap shot past Simeon Varlamov with 8:37 remaining in overtime Wednesday, giving Pittsburgh a 3-2 win over Washington.
NHL: Washington 4, Pittsburgh 3

NHL: Washington 4, Pittsburgh 3

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin had his first NHL career playoff hat trick Monday to lead Washington to a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern semifinals.

NHL: Washington 3, Pittsburgh 2

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- A third-period goal from Tomas Fleischmann Saturday lifted Washington to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.
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Sidney Patrick Crosby ONS (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Crosby was drafted by the Penguins out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) first overall after earning back-to-back CHL Player of the Year awards and leading his club to a berth in the 2005 Memorial Cup during his two-year major junior career with the Rimouski Océanic. Nicknamed "The Next One", he was one of the most highly regarded draft picks in hockey history, leading many to refer to the 2005 Draft Lottery as the "Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes".

In his first NHL season, Crosby finished sixth in scoring with 102 points (39 goals, 63 assists). By his second season, he led the NHL with 120 points (36 goals, 84 assists) to capture the Art Ross Trophy, becoming the youngest player and the only teenager to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league. That same season, Crosby won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player as determined by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the most valuable player as determined by the NHL Players Association. He is the seventh player in NHL history to have earned all three awards. After losing to the Detroit Red Wings in the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, Crosby won his first Stanley Cup in 2009, becoming the youngest captain in NHL history to win the championship. In the 2009–2010 season, Crosby finished 2nd in NHL scoring with 109 points (51 goals, 58 assists). His 51 goals were a new career high and tied him with Steven Stamkos for the league lead in goals, thus earning him his first career Rocket Richard Trophy. At the Annual Awards show, Crosby took home his first Mark Messier Leadership Award.

Internationally, Crosby has represented Team Canada in two World Junior Championships, winning silver in 2004 and gold in 2005. He competed for Team Canada at the 2006 IIHF World Championship and led the tournament in scoring. In the 2010 Winter Olympics, Crosby scored the game-winning goal against the United States to win the gold medal for Canada, 3–2 in overtime.

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