Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/19/13
Morning Skate Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction The Vancouver Canucks play their first afternoon game of the season Saturday opposite Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. With the best player in the world at their disposal the Penguins are expected to pose a greater challenge for the Canucks relative to Thursday’s beat down in Buffalo. The Penguins have been without top defenceman Kris Letang all season but haven’t barely missed a stride, winning six of their first seven games this year. With Letang practicing and Kid Crosby waiting at home there’s a lot to prepare for in anticipation of Saturday’s afternoon affair in Pittsburgh. Kid Crosby At 26 years old Sidney Crosby is hardly a kid anymore, but the moniker may stick as Crosby continues to lead the NHL in scoring as if it were child’s play. Crosby is average two points per game so far this season and has shown no signs of slowing down after putting up nine points over his last three contests.
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