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Crosby makes most of first All-Star appearance in a decade. Penguins well represented in NHL Top 100 players.

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Playing in his first All-Star game since 2007, Sidney Crosby captained the Metropolitan team to victory with wins over the Atlantic team followed by a 4-3 nail biter in the final over the Pacific team. To go along with the division’s victory Crosby also scored his first career All-Star Game goal in the victory over their Eastern Conference foes in the first round. [Penguins]

Perhaps even more impressive than Crosby’s performance in the game was his performance on Saturday during the All-Star Skill Competition. Crosby won the shooting accuracy competition and helped the Atlantic side win the overall points competition after being added to their team as an additional shooter. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

After unveiling one-third of their Top 100 list at the Winter Classic, the NHL released the remaining members at a gala event on Friday night. In total, nine current or former Penguins were named as one of the top players in league history. [Penguins]

Once an eighteen year old phenom himself, Sidney Crosby is still proving that he is the bar the current crop of young stars must shoot for. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

A decade into their careers, the Penguins’ tandem of Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are still causing issues for opposing teams. Even the ones who see them multiple times every season. [Trib Live]

The greatness of Sidney Crosby cannot be defined by just one particular skill. His full repertoire is what makes him one of a kind. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds returned to his old stomping grounds for All-Star weekend and came away as the MVP for his efforts. [Puck Daddy]

Count Jonathan Toews as a member of the pro-Olympics crowd. Toews threw his support behind NHL players heading to the Olympics in 2018. [Sportsnet]