Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, the current NHL scoring leader, was named the NHL’s ‘Second Star’ for the month of October.
Crosby finished the month of October tied with the Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin and Philadelphia’s Jake Voracek for the league lead with 15 points. Crosby’s seven goals were tied for fourth in the NHL.
The reigning league MVP and scoring champion, Crosby opened the season with two goals and three points on opening night against Anaheim, the first time he has registered multiple goals in a season opener.
Thanks to a pair of three-point efforts in his first two games, Crosby was named the ‘Third Star’ of opening week.
Crosby went on to record multiple points in five of his nine games played; at least one point seven times; and two multiple-goal games.
When Crosby recorded at least one point the Penguins went 6-1 in October; versus a 0-1-1 mark when he was held off the scoresheet.
Crosby finished the month riding a three-game point streak that saw him tally six points, propelling the Penguins into first place in the Metropolitan Division as the season moved along into the second month of the campaign.