Apr 24, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) reacts against the New York Rangers during the second period in game five of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
3. Toews vs. Crosby in home-and-home January 5th and 6th
The debate over the best player in the NHL could gain some clarity in early January as the Blackhawks play a home-and-home series with the Penguins in consecutive days. The Hawks travel to Pittsburgh to start the series Jan. 5, then travel back to Chicago for a rematch at the United Center Jan. 6.
Crosby is praised for his unmatched scoring ability, while Toews has a ton of talent, but disperses it in a more varied fashion that doesn’t always show up on the score sheet. The NHL knows what it’s doing by pitting these two stars against each other twice in consecutive days.
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