Pittsburgh Penguins captain and center Sidney Crosby was named the NHL Third Star of the week, Monday. No one had more points than Crosby, who tied for the league lead last week and the Penguins compiled a 3-1 record.
Crosby had 10 points (2g, 8a) in those four games, including a trio of three-point performances and points in each for the Penguins four games. Against Philadelphia and Calgary, Crosby had one goal and two assists. He had three assists Sunday against the New York Rangers. Crosby currently has a five-game scoring streak.
This is the fourth time this season Crosby has received an NHL award. He was the NHL First Star of the week Oct. 29 and again on Jan. 28. Crosby was also the NHL All-Star MVP.
In February, Crosby is tied for fourth in league scoring with 14 points (3g, 11a) in nine games. Crosby leads the league this month with 11 assists.
This season, Crosby has risen to eighth in the scoring race with 72 points (25g, 47a) in 56 games. On Saturday, Crosby reached the 25-goal plateau for the 11th time in his career and trails only Mario Lemieux (12) for most 25-goal seasons.
The Penguins are currently one point ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and are just two points behind the Washington Capitals for second place in the Metro Division. The Penguins play in New Jersey, Tuesday night.