KANATA, ONTARIO -- There was a scoring chance on Pittsburgh's first goal in its 4-3 triple-overtime setback in Game 5 of the quarterfinals at Mellon Arena Thursday night. After a review, Sidney Crosby
was awarded the second assist on Kris Letang
's goal at 18:05 of the first period.
With the additional assist, Crosby now has an NHL-best 14 points with five goals and nine assists. His nine assists and 14 points set new series-high totals for Crosby, besting his output from last season's semifinals round against Washington when he notched 13 points (7G-6A).
Crosby is only two assists from tying Ron Francis (11 vs. Washington, 1995) and three points from Mario Lemieux's franchise-best (17 vs. Washington, 1992) marks in a single playoff series.
The goal was originally credited to Letang from Bill Guerin and Evgeni Malkin
. But it was ruled that Guerin never touched the puck. It now stands as Letang's goal from Malkin and Crosby.