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Playoffs 2013Did You See That? Sidney Crosby exposes Islanders' defence

Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 | 10:41 PM

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, right, scores on New York Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov during the second period of Game 5 in Pittsburgh, Penn., Thursday. (Jason Cohn/Reuters) Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, right, scores on New York Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov during the second period of Game 5 in Pittsburgh, Penn., Thursday. (Jason Cohn/Reuters)

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Sidney Crosby may want to consider a second career as a butcher, because he carved up the New York Islanders' defence with precision on Thursday night.
Sidney Crosby may want to consider a second career as a butcher, after cutting through the New York Islanders' defence with precision on Thursday night. 

With six minutes remaining in the second period of Pittsburgh's 4-0 win, the captain did his best Mario Lemieux impression with an incredible individual effort to extend the Penguins' lead to 3-0.

Crosby took a neutral-zone feed from Jarome Iginla and split a pair of Islanders defenders with some nifty stickhandling, outmuscling Lubomir Visnovsky and Thomas Hickey before unleashing a wrist shot that beat New York goalie Evgeni Nabokov for a spectacular goal.

It wasn't the best night for the New York defence overall, as Penguins Norris Trophy candidate defenceman Kris Letang threaded the needle with a pass up the middle of the ice from the hash marks in the Pittsburgh zone to Tyler Kennedy, who stood just outside the Islanders blue-line and was sent in all alone for a nifty finish.

Watch Crosby's effort here: 


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