PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby appeared to reach the 50-goal mark for the first time in his five-season career, only to have a goal taken away by video review long after the Penguins’ 7-3 victory over the Islanders ended Thursday night.
Crosby scored his 49th goal in the final minute of the second period, making it 4-2. He appeared to reach the 50-goal mark on a slap shot from the right point on a power play at 14:34 of the second, but it was changed following review to Bill Guerin. Crosby did get the 500th point of his career on the play, an assist.
Crosby has two more games to try to get his 50th goal, Saturday at Atlanta and Sunday at the Islanders.