Crosby said Wednesday his broken jaw will keep him out of Pittsburgh's playoff opener against the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. He said he has been given no timetable for his return. Game 2 is Friday night.
The NHL's sprint of a season is over, ending a three-plus-month run that crammed 48 games into each team's schedule.
Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Kane are as good as hockey players get. Their teammates are pretty good, too.
Sidney Crosby's smile betrays a jagged ridgeline of enamel along his bottom row of teeth, evidence of the extensive damage inflicted to Crosby's jaw by a wayward shot a month ago.
Adam Oates coaches the Capitals, which means he coaches Alex Ovechkin. So of course he's going to be "very biased" when discussing the Most Valuable Player candidacy of the man who has put the Caps on his back like a big ol' piano and carried the team to the cusp of the NHL playoffs.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby skated before the team's practice Monday.
Standing outside the visitors' locker room at Madison Square Garden on the morning of March 24, Adam Oates recalled the Washington Capitals' loss at the Pittsburgh Penguins a few days earlier, and not because of the seemingly crushing result. Instead, the coach said it was his team's best game of the season.
The Pittsburgh Penguins star addressed reporters Monday for the first time since taking a redirected slap shot off his face in a win over the New York Islanders on March 30. Crosby underwent dental surgery and spent two days in the hospital. He says he's not quite sure how many teeth were either lost or damaged.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is out of the hospital after breaking his jaw Saturday.