Sidney Crosby Is Being Evaluated For An Injury After Leaving Game 5 Of the Penguins' Series
Sidney Crosby Is Being Evaluated For An Injury After Leaving Game 5 Of the Penguins' Series

Sidney Crosby Is Being Evaluated For An Injury After Leaving Game 5 Of the Penguins’ Series

After the Pittsburgh Penguins Game 5 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, the focus turned to the loss of captain Sidney Crosby for the rest of the game. The Rangers defeated the Penguins by a score of 5-3, cutting the series deficit to 3-2.

Pittsburgh hosts Game 6 on Friday night. The question now is whether or not Crosby, who has nine points in five postseason games, will be able to participate in that matchup.

In the second period, Crosby, a three-time Stanley Cup winner and two-time Hart Trophy winner, was injured after being struck hard by Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba. His last shift ended at 6:50 at the session, and he never returned.

Crosby was being evaluated by the Penguins’ medical staff, but coach Mike Sullivan would not elaborate on the nature of the injury. Sullivan said on Trouba’s slam dunk: “No, I didn’t catch it. I’m guessing we’re on the same page here.”

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The Rangers fought back from a 2-0 hole to take a 3-2 lead in the second period with Crosby out of the picture. The game was decided by a third-period power-play goal by New York forward Filip Chytil, who scored to break a 3-3 deadlock.

The Rangers got off to a shaky start in Game 5. Chris Kreider and Trouba both had minor penalties in the first 24 seconds of the game, but New York was able to kill off the two-man advantage that resulted from the infractions. During the first period, Jake Guentzel grabbed a rebound from below the Rangers’ net and slid it under Igor Shesterkin’s skate and into the net to give the Penguins the lead.

After Evgeni Malkin set up Kris Letang for his first goal of the series, the Penguins led 2-0 in the second period.

At 15:11 of the second period, Rangers defenseman Adam Fox finally got through for New York to bring Madison Square Garden back to life and rekindle the Ranger’s offensive. Pittsburgh had been in control of the game until then. One minute and thirty seconds later, Rangers forward Alexis Lafreniere scored to tie the game. One minute and 22 seconds later, Trouba put the Rangers ahead 3-2 with a brilliant individual effort.

The euphoria lasted only a few minutes. A mere 13 seconds after Trouba’s goal, Malkin set up Guentzel for his second goal of the game and eighth of the playoffs, tying the game at 3-3.

A third-period penalty on defenseman Marcus Pettersson gave the Rangers their first power opportunity of the game. On the ensuing power play, Chytil scored his first playoff goal, giving the Rangers the lead at 2:53 in the third period. There were no more goals, and the series went back to Pittsburgh, where Crosby remains a mystery. Ryan Lindgren added an empty-netter.

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By saying, “We never want to see a guy like that depart, but we must find a way,” Guentzel said. “He’s the world’s top player. Other guys will have a lot more time on their hands. Now it’s your turn, man.”

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