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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.

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This team has been a real treat to say you've been the head coach of them. I'm extremely proud of this group ... after the disappointment of (the Game 6 loss) is digested, it's always a lot easier as a coach when your team has emptied its tank, and that team emptied its tank for me for three months.

— Senators coach Dave Cameron after getting eliminated in the first round by the Canadiens