The NHL on Monday named Pittsburgh Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby its first star of the week that ended Sunday.
Crosby, who went his first six games this season without a goal, not only broke out of that but did so in fancy fashion. Among his five goals (and two assists) on the week was his spectacular overtime winner at Edmonton, when he stickhandled around the Oilers zone, spun out from the end boards, slipped the puck through an Edmonton player’s skates and scored on a backhander.
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The league’s second star went to Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele (four goals, seven points in four games), and No. 3 is Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen (three goals, seven points in four games).