Points proving elusive for Crosby, Penguins
After three games, the Pittsburgh Penguins have received zero points in the standings and precisely that many from captain Sidney Crosby.
The two-time Hart Trophy winner did record an official shot on goal for the first time this season – heck, he had four – in Tuesday’s 3-2 setback to the Montreal Canadiens.
Undaunted, Crosby is keeping a positive outlook for both himself and his team.
"You have to find ways when you’re 0-3," Crosby told reporters. "If your desperation and urgency isn’t there, then there’s a problem."
Crosby’s best chance came with 2:17 remaining of the third period, as his one-time snap shot was thwarted by a sprawling save from reigning Hart and Vezina Trophy winner Carey Price.
One of the best saves you'll see in the league this year Price on Crosby. 1-time chance. Split pad -SK
— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) October 14, 2015
Pittsburgh is winless through three games for the first time since 2005-06, when it went 0-5-4 in Crosby’s first NHL season. In addition, the Penguins’ three-goal output in a three-game stretch to begin a campaign accounts for their slowest offensive start since 2003-04.
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