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Crosby makes amazing no-look, between-the-legs assist seem easy

Penguins captain sets up Blueger for goal with highlight-reel assist

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Blueger nets Crosby feed in front

BOS@PIT: Blueger pots goal after Crosby's slick pass

Sidney Crosby skillfully completes a between-the-legs backward pass to Teddy Blueger, who finishes on his forehand from in front to make it 3-2

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Sidney Crosby had the perfect cap for a week filled with ridiculous assists.

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain converted an improbable, no-look, between-the-legs pass to Teddy Blueger for the second of his two assists during the first period of Pittsburgh's 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. 

Trailing 3-1, Crosby fielded an errant pass from defenseman Kris Letang off the end boards. Instead of curling back, Crosby whacked the puck between his legs to Blueger, who beat Jaroslav Halak for the highlight-reel goal.

Crosby, who had another highlight-reel assist on Dominik Simon's goal as part of a four-point night against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, finished the week with eight points and five assists and spearheaded a four-goal rally.

His pass to Blueger even amazed the Bruins.

"We're probably playing the best if not one of the best duos in the middle in the League, so they're going to make some plays," said Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron. "They're going to make those kinds of plays."

But the ever-modest Crosby credited Blueger for making the play.

"He did a good job," Crosby said. "I was just trying to get it somewhere to him. I don't know if he was able to pick it up forehand or backhand, but he made a great play."

NHL.com Independent Correspondent Wes Crosby contributed to this report.

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