Former NFL one step closer to 2022 U.S. Open
In Game 5 of their first-round series, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby left after being hit by Jacob Trouba in the second quarter against the New York Rangers.
The Pittsburgh Penguins hope to close out their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with a Game 5 victory over the rival New York Rangers on Wednesday, May 11. They certainly looked on pace in this regard as they maintained a 2-0 lead in the second period. That lead disappeared after the Rangers scored three goals in a row, but the Penguins did end the quarter with a 3-3 draw.
But the big story for the Penguins was that star Sidney Crosby left with six minutes left in the second quarter and never returned to the bench in the third. The cause is thought to be when Crosby was hit by Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba.
Sidney Crosby injured in Game 5 against Rangers
It’s unknown to Penguins fans wondering if Trouba will be punished for hitting the ball. One thing we all know is that Trouba wasn’t penalized for the show.
Even after being hit, Crosby did get back on the ice for two shifts. After that, he never came back.
Crosby’s form deserves postgame monitoring, as the Rangers did take the series back to Pittsburgh at 5-3. If Crosby misses time with an injury, that could seriously affect Pittsburgh’s chances of advancing to the second round.
Through five games, Crosby recorded two goals and seven assists.
Game 6 kicks off on Friday, May 13th at 7:00pm ET.