How Sidney Crosby ‘called shot’ on Penguins’ Game 2 OT goal
PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby called the Pittsburgh Penguins’ shot on their overtime goal to win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
A hockey prophet. The Babe Ruth of puck.
Yeah, not so much, said Crosby.
“I call 25 faceoffs a game. So I got 24 wrong tonight.”
But he orchestrated the play. He instructed the players. He drew it up in his mind and saw it executed to perfection when Conor Sheary scored at 2:35 of the extra session to give the Penguins a 2-1 win and a 2-0 series lead over the San Jose Sharks.
“You have to execute. Guys have to make a pass, and that’s exactly what they did. Usually the center calls the play, but those guys deserve a lot more credit than me,” said Crosby.
Leading up to Game 2’s definitive moment, you could see the gears turning in Crosby’s head.
It was a faceoff in the Sharks’ defensive zone. The Sharks had blocked 17 Pittsburgh Penguins’ shots on Wednesday night, pressuring their point men in the attacking zone.