Ho hum, Sidney Crosby scored another goal.
He’s currently riding a five-game goal streak, finally topping that measly four-game goal streak he had at the start of the month. Crosby now has 26 goals this season; nobody else has even hit 20. Only 47 players even have 26 or more points so far this season, period.
Crosby has 42. That’s tied for the league lead with Connor McDavid - in five fewer games played. His 1.35 points per game leads the entire NHL.
So... you could probably say Crosby is pretty good.
McDavid on Crosby tying him in scoring race "He's the greatest player in the world..."— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) December 29, 2016
Or that, yes.
You know who’s ended up kind of overshadowed throughout this whole Crosby-scoring-at-ridiculous-rates thing? Evgeni Malkin. And Phil Kessel. Who are third and sixth in NHL scoring, respectively, with 41 and 36 points each.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have three of the league’s top six scorers. Scoring 3.43 goals per game, the Penguins are the top offensive team in the NHL - and while a lot of it is Crosby, not all of it is.
So definitely take in those moments to be in awe of Crosby. What he’s doing is absolutely nothing short of ridiculous. But then you throw in some of his teammates and this team is on another level entirely at the moment.
It’s been an amazing 2016 for the Pens, hasn’t it?