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Crosby grinding through lengthy goal drought as Penguins try to regroup against Rangers

Saturday, 05.03.2014 / 3:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Crosby grinding through lengthy goal drought as Penguins try to regroup against Rangers

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins are rallying around struggling star Sidney Crosby.

The NHL's leading scorer watched his playoff goal drought reach a career-high 12 games in Friday night's 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Crosby was also on the ice for all three New York goals, including Derick Brassard's winner.

The MVP candidate says he is healthy and needs to just stay aggressive. Crosby has six assists in seven games during the playoffs, but hasn't scored a post-season goal since a victory over Ottawa in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals last year.

Game 2 against the Rangers is Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York