Originally posted on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 12/20/11
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Every year when the schedule comes out, a lot of Blackhawks fans go scrambling to find the date the Hawks and Penguins square off, circling the date when Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby will engage in their first on-ice duel. While Sid gets all the press, Tazer has won pretty much everything Sid has and we like to think he's the best two-way player in the game. This type of stage would help prove that. And then it never happens. This will be the fifth time Sidney Crosby has been hurt for the game against the Hawks, so he's never played against Toews. And seeing as how these teams only play once a year, we'll just have to wait another season. Or possibly June, but that's kind of scary to think about. What's left of the Penguins is still a very formidable side. They were atop the Eastern Conference until a middling 4-4 month of December, which included Crosby returning to the freeze dryer. But they've been without him for most of the season, and are still local call distance from t...
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