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Sidney Crosby’s 50th goal of season given to Bill Guerin after post-game review

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.

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Crosby has two more games to try to get his 50th goal, Saturday at Atlanta and Sunday at the Islanders.