Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named the NHL's Third Star for the week ending October 13 after recording three goals, four assists and seven points, helping his team compile a 3-1 record in four games.
Crosby's high-scoring week started with scoring the opening goal in two-straight games against Winnipeg on Oct. 8 and Anaheim on Oct. 10. He then factored into a third-straight opening goal on Oct. 12 in Minnesota.
Crosby's week included a trio of multi-point games and at least one point in all four of his appearances. Two of the center's multi-point games came over the weekend when the Penguins exploded for seven goals in each of the teams' games against Minnesota and Winnipeg.
The Penguins center ranked second (tied) with seven points in four games this week, behind only Winnipeg's Patrick Laine's eight points.
Crosby opened the season with a six-game point streak, totaling a team-high 10 points (3G-7A). His point streak is tied with teammate Kris Letang for the longest active streak in the league. The forward's seven assists and 10 points this season are both ranked fourth (tied) among all NHL skaters.
Crosby and the Penguins are back in action on Wednesday when they begin a three-game homestand against the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights. All three games begin at 7:00 PM at PPG Paints Arena.