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By Keith Schultz
May 16, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen (7) and center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrate a sudden death game winning goal by Crosby in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game two of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 3-2 in overtime to even the series 1 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
May 16, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen (7) and center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrate a sudden death game winning goal by Crosby in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game two of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 3-2 in overtime to even the series 1 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! 

The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t played a meaningful hockey game in almost a month, yet the Stanley Cup playoffs keep chugging right along with the Conference Finals in full swing right now.

The Eastern Conference Finals headed back to the Sunshine State last night for Game #3, and when the game was complete the forecast was mostly cloudy due to the Penguins victory.

I was at work last night so I didn’t catch the game, but the NHL.com headline that came across my phone told the story. Sidney Crosby scores Game Winner as the Pittsburgh Penguins Win Game #3.

Just like Connor McDavid and the Calder Trophy, Canada loves their chosen ones like Sidney Crosby which is why it really shouldn’t be a surprise that Crosby and not Braden Holtby was named finalist for the Hart Trophy.  Crosby did finish the season with some big point production, but he still couldn’t get within 20 points of Patrick Kane for the points lead in the regular season.

Now Crosby has scored back to back Game Winning goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs which has to put a smile on the NBCSN executives who really need the Pittsburgh Penguins to get into the Stanley Cup Finals to save the ratings that they have lost with the early exits of the Chicago Blackhawks and LA Kings.

The Western Conference Finals shifts to San Jose tonight, so we will see of the Sharks can hold on to home ice advantage for more than one game in their series.

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