Sidney Crosby is pretty good at most hockey-type things. He's got a particularly good backhand shot, though, and that was on display Friday night against the New York Rangers. At 18:29 of the second period, a forechecking Chris Kunitz forced a Marc Staal turnover and fed the puck to Crosby in the high slot. Crosby, with backside pressure from Derek Stepan and Anton Stralman sliding in front of him, fired a rising backhander over Henrik Lundqvist's glove side and into the corner of the net. It vintage Crosby. It was his 23rd goal of the season. It was his 61st point. It was, for most people, impossible. Afterward, naturally, he talked about it. "I use a pretty straight blade, so I've got to try to use it to my advantage when I'm on the backhand. I end up there a lot more than probably other guys just because I'm comfortable there." "It doesn't always come in handy when I'm on my forehand and I need to get it up. A bigger curve sometimes would be nice. But on those ones, you always like having it."
Sidney Crosby's backhand is still quite good
Sport News | Jan 5