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Sidney Crosby named NHL’s First Star for the month of March

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Leading the way for the Penguins in the month of March, Sidney Crosby has received a league-wide honor, taking home the 1st Star of the month.

Crosby was on a torrid scoring pace last month, registering 21 points in 15 games for the Penguins, with 12 of those games resulting in wins for the team.

Those 21 points were good enough for 5th across the NHL for the month of March.

Alongside Crosby, Darby Scarantine, a respiratory therapist from UPMC was also honored.

This comes as the NHL is celebrating frontline healthcare workers across the area to honor alongside the NHL’s stars of the week and month.

“If a patient wanted to talk for 20 minutes, I still would do it,” he says. “It doesn’t matter. I’m exposing myself more, but the patient ultimately needs me,” Scarantine said.

“We are proud to see our stars in the community being recognized with our stars on the ice,” said Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse. “We appreciate our partnership with UPMC, and the hard work being done every day by Darby and all front-line healthcare workers who continue to make heroic impacts during the pandemic.”