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Crosby's scoring struggles baffling

Updated: May 4, 2014, 1:35 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- It is human nature, at least human hockey nature, to ascribe too much importance to one game in a playoff series, especially the first game in a best-of-seven series.

And so, whether you are a New York Ranger and part of a team that earned a 1-0 series lead, thanks to Derick Brassard's overtime winner in Game 1 on Friday night, or part of a Pittsburgh Penguins squad that seemed ill-prepared to start this series but rebounded with long stretches of dominance in a losing ...

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