Sunday, 25 March 2012

If At First You Don't Succeed...

You had to know that Sidney Crosby was going to get it going once he got his game legs back. He's sat out long enough for the stir-craziness to begin haunting him, so it was certain when he came back that he would put points on the board while playing cautious due to his concussion problems. That being said, Crosby has taken more chances and absorbed more hits recently, and now looks like himself - especially after tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils. While a lot of his moves thus far haven't generated highlight reel goals, you just knew it was a matter of time before he dazzled on the ice again. Martin Brodeur suffered the goal against, but it was Marek Zidlicky who may want to rethink that trade that sent him from Minnesota to New Jersey if the Devils and Penguins meet in the playoffs.

The move that Crosby put on Zidlicky was actually the second time he used this move in the game. As the old saying goes, "If at first you don't succeed...".

I'm not going to say that Brodeur had no chance, but can you really do anything but marvel at a move like Crosby made around Zidlicky? That is a fabulous move, and certainly reminiscent of a pond hockey move. Creative? Yes. Imaginative? Certainly. Incredible? Almost.

Chalk that one up as another finalist in the Goal of the Year category, kids. That one will certainly be on a number of highlight reels come the end of the year as Crosby absolutely danced around veteran defenceman Zidlicky.

The Penguins defeated the Devils by a 5-2 score, but Crosby's goal was certainly the highlight on this night. If you're going into the playoffs against the Penguins, how do you defeat this team in seven games? Scary.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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