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 Posted: Sun Nov 13th, 2016 08:58 pm
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Sidney Crosby has never started a season like this.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star missed the first five games of the season with a concussion, but has been basically unstoppable since making his season debut on Oct. 25.

Sidney Crosby notched his 10th goal of 2016-17 (9 GP), the most he has scored through nine games in his 12-season NHL career. @EliasSports

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 13, 2016
Crosby has scored at least a goal in eight of 10 games played, with three two-goal games to his credit. Meanwhile, the Penguins have lost only twice since his return, and one of those came in overtime.

Crosby has also added three assists, putting him atop the NHL leaderboard with an average of 1.44 points per game.

Sure, Crosby is unlikely to maintain a 28.6 percent shooting percentage, and his success rate will eventually revert closer to his career average of 14.6. No one's expecting him to maintain an 84-goal pace.

If he remains healthy, however, it seems very possible that he'll score 50 for only the second time in his career.

Remember, this time last year, we were asking if he was on the decline.