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How did Sidney Crosby Perform During The 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs?


Marc Andre Fleury Gets The Shutout Jordan Staal Gets The Game Winning Goal And Sidney Crosby Keeps Rangers Busy In Game 2 Of Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semi Finals To Win 2-0 The Penguins Lead Series 2-0

Sunday April 27, 2008

Sidney Crosby kept The Rangers busy all game as they did their best to contain him. However, Sidney Crosby was able to make excellent plays, set up scoring chances, and get physical with The Rangers even though he failed to pick up any points. Sidney Crosby managed to get 3 shots on goal while Marc Andre Fleury, the first star of the game, got his second shutout of the playoffs with 26 saves.

During the midpoint of the second period with a scoreless tie The Rangers’ best penalty killer, Chris Drury, was called for hooking. With The Penguins on the power play Marian Hossa, Ryan Malone, and Sidney Crosby were unable to capitalize on scoring chances they had. Seconds later, with Rangers’ Martin Straka going to the bench to replace a broken stick, creating a 5 on 3 man advantage for Pittsburgh, Jordan Staal, the second star of the game, got the game winning goal on Henrik Lundqvist, the third star of the game, while in front of the net.

Now get this Jordan’s brother Marc Staal, a Rangers defenseman, was on the ice when this happened. Evgeni Malkin assisted Jordan Staal on the goal and now has 10 points to tie Sidney Crosby for most points on the team this 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Towards the end of the game Marc Andre Fleury and The Penguins were able to kill off two key power plays The Rangers were trying to take advantage of.

On the last power play New York pulled Lundqvist to add another man to their offense. The result? Pittsburgh’s Adam Hall shot the puck off the boards while in his own end, at the end of the power play, getting the goal on an empty net. This goal ensured The Penguins won their first six playoffs games in a row, a first in franchise history.

Final score 2-0 for Pittsburgh who lead the series 2-0 and will face The Rangers on April 29 at Madison Square Gardens in New York for game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi final series.








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