PITTSBURGH -- Don't go erecting a statue to celebrate the brilliance of Sidney Crosby just yet.
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That was the message from the Pittsburgh Penguins' captain in the wake of his latest highlight-reel goal on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Islanders at Consol Energy Center.
Crosby's breakaway goal, which made the score 3-0, was so breathtaking that some immediately compared it to the most legendary goal in Penguins' history -- Mario Lemieux's split-the-defense-and-deke-the-goalie tally against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 2 of the 1991 Stanley Cup Final.
That goal, in part, earned Lemieux a statue outside Consol Energy Center.
"His was much nicer than mine," Crosby said when told of the similarities between the two after Pittsburgh's 4-0 victory. "He went through guys and stickhandled through them and stickhandled around the goalie, too.