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GIVE IT TO SID
Some of the flak Sidney Crosby has taken this season with the Pittsburgh Penguins has not taken away from the determination that helped define him as a junior player.
On a team that doesn't win much, the 18-year-old has a team-high five game-winning goals, and of the five games the Pens have won in overtime or in a shootout, Crosby has provided the deciding goal four times.
"Those are the situations you get excited for," Crosby said. "You try to thrive on those. It's part of being competitive. When the time comes in situations like that, someone has to make sure they step up, and I try to be someone who does that."
That Crosby wants the puck when the game is on the line speaks not only to his ability but also to his confidence. Not all players want the puck in high-pressure situations.