February 22, 2024


You are Your Only Limit

Sidney Crosby prepares for fifth profession All-Star Video game

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Penguins captain Sidney Crosby may have been named an All-Star ten times in his occupation, but next Saturday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto will mark just his fifth time taking part in the event.

There was no All-Star Match in 2006, 2010 or 2014 thanks to the Olympics, and Crosby skipped 4 other situations thanks to injury. In 2008, irrespective of leading voting with much more than 500,000 votes, he had a superior ankle sprain in 2009, a still left knee injuries in 2011, lingering concussion problems in 2015, a decreased-physique harm.

In the moments in concerning, there is however been loads of time for a couple of highlights. In honor of up coming weekend’s festivities, we’re wanting back again at a person highlight from each of Crosby’s 4 prior All-Star Weekends.

2007: 19-year-previous Sid helps make his All-Star debut

Crosby and Alex Ovechkin headlined an All-Star weekend packed with young stars. 7 starters in Dallas that calendar year ended up more youthful than age 27, and 20 players built their All-Star debut, while 11 more have been there for a second time.

The teenaged Crosby went scored on two of 3 photographs towards former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo in the particular person shootout to elevate the Eastern Conference to a 15-11 victory in the competencies competitiveness.

Crosby then scored on his a person shootout attempt in the group level of competition in opposition to previous Calgary Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff.

Picture by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Photos

2017: Crosby provides an All-Star trophy to his Triple Gold

After profitable the 2015 IIHF Environment Championship in Prague, Crosby officially became the only member of the Triple Gold Club to acquire the Stanley Cup, Olympics and worlds though captaining all a few times.

In 2017 Crosby additional one particular additional trophy to that resume with the 1st All-Star Video game victory of his occupation, a decade right after his debut at the celebration. He was, at the time all over again, captain of the successful team in Los Angeles. The Metro workforce defeated the Pacific 4-3 in the last.

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game - Metropolitan Division v Pacific Division

Photograph by Brian Babineau/NHLI by way of Getty Visuals

2018: Crosby earns his first All-Star level

The actuality that Ovechkin and Crosby could enjoy jointly in the course of the All-Star Activity was used to sector it from the pretty 1st time they the two showed in 2007. Eleven years later on, the two of them lived up to that buzz by combining for a goal on the initially shift of the 2018 match in Tampa Bay.

2019: Crosby wins his initially All-Star MVP Award

Crosby was named All-Star MVP many thanks to an 8-stage night in San Jose. He led the Metro to the next All-Star Sport victory of his vocation with five points (two goals, three helps) in a 10-5 earn in excess of the Central.

2023: Crosby assists on Sergei Ovechkin intention

Crosby companions with Ovechkin to guide on a goal from 4-yr-old Sergei Ovechkin in the course of the competencies opposition in Sunrise, Florida.

“It is absolutely a little something that I appreciate more and far more each calendar year. Just remaining capable to contend in opposition to him all these a long time and seeing what he carries on to do, to just see that firsthand is pretty exclusive. It has been great to sort of share about the decades.” —Crosby on sharing the 2023 All-Star stage with Ovechkin, by way of Pittsburgh Hockey Now

2024: Crosby eyes a Lemieux All-Star file

Crosby’s 10th All-Star nomination provides him the most in franchise heritage, transferring him previous Jaromir Jagr’s 9 invites to the party. Now he is only chasing Mario Lemieux (13 nominations) for the most invites at any time obtained by a Penguin. A few additional nominations and he’ll make franchise historical past, so here’s on the lookout forward to 2027.

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