PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins are rallying around struggling star Sidney Crosby.
The NHL's leading scorer watched his playoff goal drought reach a career-high 12 games in Friday night's 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Crosby was also on the ice for all three New York goals, including Derick Brassard's winner.
The MVP candidate says he is healthy and needs to just stay aggressive. Crosby has six assists in seven games during the playoffs, but hasn't scored a postseason goal since a victory over Ottawa in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals last year.
Game 2 against the Rangers is Sunday in Pittsburgh.

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