Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby

Height/Weight: 5' 11"/200 lbs
Born: Cole Harbour, Canada
Draft: 2005 1st round (1st pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • The Canadian Press

    New Jersey hosts Pittsburgh after Wood's 2-goal game

    Pittsburgh Penguins (26-13-2, third in the East Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (14-19-6, seventh in the East Division) Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins visit New Jersey after Miles Wood scored two goals in the Devils' 6-4 loss to the Penguins. The Devils are 14-19-6 against East Division teams. New Jersey has converted on 14.2% of power-play opportunities, scoring 16 power-play goals. The Penguins are 26-13-2 against the rest of their division. Pittsburgh has scored 138 goals and ranks third in the NHL averaging 3.4 goals per game. Jake Guentzel leads the team with 17. The teams square off for the second straight game. TOP PERFORMERS: Pavel Zacha has 25 total points for the Devils, 10 goals and 15 assists. Jesper Bratt has 10 points over the last 10 games for New Jersey. Cody Ceci leads the Penguins with a plus-14 in 38 games this season. Jared McCann has six goals over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh. LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 3-5-2, averaging three goals, 4.9 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .888 save percentage. Penguins: 7-2-1, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .901 save percentage. INJURIES: Devils: None listed. Penguins: Teddy Blueger: out (upper body). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • The Canadian Press

    Rust scores 2, Crosby gets goal, 2 assists, Pens beat Devils

    NEWARK, N.J. — Bryan Rust scored two goals and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists in leading the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Jared McCann, Brian Dumoulin and Colton Sceviour also scored as the banged-up Penguins won their second game in as many nights and eighth in 11 games (8-2-1). Casey DeSmith made 25 saves in snapping a personal two-game losing streak. Miles Wood scored two goals, and Jack Hughes and Jesper Boqvist had one each for the Devils, who snapped a four-game winless streak beating Buffalo on Thursday night. Mackenzie Blackwood made 21 saves. The Penguins opened a 5-2 lead midway through the third period on goals by Crosby and Rust, but they had to hang on in the final minutes after New Jersey got two goals off Penguins misplays to get within a one. Rust put the game out of reach with an empty-net goal. The Penguins took the lead late in the second when Sceviour snapped a 26-game goal drought by batting a rebound past Blackwood. Rust stretched the lead to 4-2 with a power-play goal at 4:06 of the third and Crosby tallied his 16th at 10:02 for a three-goal margin. Boqvist scored on a deflection off the stick of Chris Letang, and Dumoulin sent a pass off the leg of DeSmith to make it a one-goal game. Wood got credit for the goal. Hughes had tied it at 2-all early in the period with a shot from low in the left circle after DeSmith made saves on two other shots. Wood opened the scoring with a tap-in 3:01 after the opening faceoff. McCann tied it by putting the rebound of Crosby's shot past Blackwood on a power play at 10:00. Dumoulin gave Pittsburgh the lead with less than a minute left in the first period with a point shot that deflected off the arm of Devils forward Janne Kuokannen. It gave him points in four game games, matching his career high set in 2018. NOTES: The Devils did not have a pregame show on MSG Network because the hosts — Erika Wachter and Bryce Salvador — had to go into the COVID-19 protocol. ... Bratt has two goals and four assists in his last four games. ... Rust has points in six straight against New Jersey. ... Hughes has goals in two straight after going 10 games without a goal. INJURY UPDATE Devils captain Nico Hischier is close to returning. The centre has not played since being hit in the face by a shot on Feb. 28. He needed surgery on his nose. He started practicing this week. The Penguins are winning despite injuries. Forwards Evgeni Malkin, Teddy Blueger, Kasperi Kapanen and Brandon Tanev remain out. Blueger seemingly is closest to returning. UP NEXT The teams will face each other four more times in the next two weeks. They will return here Sunday for the final game in New Jersey and play in Pittsburgh on the April 20, 22 and 24. ___ More AP NHL: and The Associated Press