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Sidney Crosby Named NHL 3rd Star of the Week

Sidney Crosby has been named NHL 3rd star of the week, marking the second week in a row the Penguins have had a player honored in the young season.

Joel Auerbach

For the second straight week, a Pittsburgh Penguin player has been named the 3rd star of the week by the NHL. From the league:

THIRD STAR – SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Crosby led the League with seven points (3-4—7) in three games as the Penguins won two out of three contests. He began the week by collecting two assists in a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Oct. 8 and another helper in a 6-3 loss to the Florida Panthers Oct. 11. Crosby then recorded his eighth career hat trick – and first in the regular season since Dec. 2, 2010 – and assisted on the game-winning goal in the final minute of regulation in a 5 4 triumph over the Tampa Bay Lightning Oct. 12. The 26-year-old Cole Harbour, N.S., native has posted at least one point in each of Pittsburgh's first five games (5-4—9), his longest point streak to begin a season since his rookie year, and leads the League with nine points.

As mentioned, Sid sits back atop of the leading scorer list, basically picking from up from last season when he was running away in scoring before the fateful broken jaw cost him (basically) 13 whole games and the scoring title and MVP.

Still, Crosby's back on top, despite his linemates not ripping it up just yet, has done enough on the power play to take the early season lead.

Now with Marc-Andre Fleury getting recognized last week and Crosby getting it this week, who's turn is it next? No pressure, Evgeni Malkin.