Sidney Crosby Taps Sabres C Ryan O'Reilly Below the Belt with Stick

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins star forward Sidney Crosby had an eventful first period Tuesday night.

First, he cup-checked Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly, who either failed the inspection or was trying to draw a call. Either way, he crumbled to the ice.

Later, Crosby scored an absolutely dazzling one-handed goal:

Pittsburgh led 1-0 after a period.