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Sidney Crosby Named NHL 'Third Star of the Week'

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named NHL 'Third Star of the Week' today.

Crosby finished opening week with three goals, three assists and six points in two games, as the Penguins began the year with a pair of wins.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Crosby became the first Penguins player to have three points in each of the team's first two games since Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis all did so in 1995-96.

On Thursday, Crosby scored twice and added an assist in Pittsburgh's 6-4 defeat of Anaheim in the debut of Penguins head coach Mike Johnston.

That marked the first time Crosby tallied twice on opening night and the third-straight home opener he has scored in.

Saturday night in Toronto, Crosby scored once and had two helpers in Pittsburgh's 5-2 win against the Maple Leafs.

Pittsburgh returns to action on Thursday night when it hosts the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.

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