In some ways, it’s hard to believe Sidney Crosby is already 30 years old, and in others, it’s hard to believe he’s only 30. The 2017-18 season, in which his Penguins could become the first team since the Islanders in the early 80’s to win three consecutive Stanley Cups, will be Crosby’s 13th in the NHL.
But Crosby also debuted as an 18-year-old all the way back in 2005. Over the past 12 years, he’s gone from one of the most highly anticipated players to ever reach the NHL to cementing his legacy as one of hockey’s all-time greats.
On Monday, Crosby turned 30 years old. Here are the top 30 moments that have shaped the now-30-year-old’s career.
The Senators had the defending champions on the ropes in the Eastrern Conference finals thanks to Craig Anderson’s otherworldly showing in Game 6. Then in Game 7, Ryan Dzingel’s overtime-forcing goal with 5:19 remaining in the third period brought about a team of destiny feel.
Chris Kunitz had other ideas.
It took two seesaw overtimes which mirrored the series, but the wily old vet eventually potted the winner — his second goal of the game — 5:09 into the second to send the Penguins back to the Stanley Cup Final, which they’d win in six games over the Predators.
Chicago outshot the Kings 41-32, but it didn’t stop L.A. from heading to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in three years.
Trailing in the first two stanzas, the Kings mustered a third period goal for a trip to overtime. Alec Martinez scored his lone goal of the game at 5:47.
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