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Crosby Bows Out Early in All-Star Game



Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid
Sidney Crosby (yellow) takes the opening faceoff against Connor McDavid (white). Photo Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was the third-overall pick in the All-Star draft Thursday. His Nova Scotia neighbor and friend Nathan MacKinnon selected him. MacKinnon, the team captain, also selected Avalanche teammate Cale Makar for a star-packed team in the 3v3 tournament.

Team MacKinnon led Game 1 by two goals in the final minute but gave up two goals in 32 seconds to Team Connor McDavid, including the tying goal by McDavid, whose team won 4-3.

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Team McDavid won the first-ever shootout since the NHL went to three-on-three play. And quickly, Crosby’s All-Star Game was over.

MacKinnon had two goals. Oliver Bjorkstrand had the other. Boone Jenner, David Pastrnak, and McDavid scored for Team McDavid.

Crosby had several great scoring chances, including a breakaway, but didn’t net a goal. He had two assists, including on the first goal of the game — a MacKinnon breakaway. Crosby was stopped in the shootout.