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He did it again! Sidney Crosby scores out of mid-air in Penguins playoff opener

April 14, 2018 GMT

He did again.

For the third time in three weeks, Sidney Crosby scored by batting a puck out of mid-air.

Wednesday, it was during Game 1 of the Penguins’ first-round playoff series.

Nine minutes and 1 second into the second period, Crosby gave the Penguins a 5-0 lead when he turned and swiped a fluttering puck shot by defenseman Brian Dumoulin into the far upper portion of the net past Philadelphia goalie Brian Elliott.

It was the third time over the past 10 games Crosby did such a thing, beginning in a March 21 home win against Montreal.

Eight nights in later in New Jersey, Crosby scored 19 seconds into overtime when he batted his own rebound past Keith Kinkaid.

Be it by air or more traditional means, Crosby has seven goals over his past 10 games. He now has 58 goals in 149 career playoff games.

Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at cadamski@tribweb.com or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.