Crosby's drought ends in style

The Penguins captain's goal was all his team needed to grab a 2-1 series lead

Updated: May 6, 2014, 10:35 AM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

NEW YORK -- It would have been worse if they didn't mention it.

If they treated him like a pitcher sitting on a no-hitter or avoided the topic altogether.

Sidney Crosby's teammates knew that. They were very aware he was dealing with a playoff goal drought that reached back 13 games to May 22, and not acknowledging the elephant in the dressing room would have somehow made it worse.

So they did what hockey players do. They gave him a hard time.

"We joked around ...

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