It didn't take much time into Game 2 against the Senators for Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby to notch his 100th career postseason point. Coincidentally, it didn't take him much time to net his second career postseason hat trick either.
With just 3:16 into the first period, Sid The Kid got the puck in the neutral zone and blew right by Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson down the left side. With nobody else to beat, Crosby went for the five-hole and put it right past goaltender Craig Anderson for the milestone point.
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With four minutes remaining in the first period, Crosby carried the puck down the left side and into the offensive zone. He held onto the puck and despite a tough angle against Anderson, he was able to bank it off the side of the goaltender and into the goal.
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It was much more simple for Crosby just 1:15 into the second period. With Pittsburgh on a power-play, Kris Letang passed the puck to Crosby in open space on the left side. He wasted no time and fired a slap shot right by Anderson's glove and into the net to put the Penguins up 3-1.
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Overall, it took Crosby 21:15 minutes to record the hat trick. According to Elias Sports (via ESPN Stats and Info), Crosby became the fifth fastest player to reach 100 career playoff points.
Pittsburgh went on to win 4-3 to take a 2-0 series lead.