Sidney Crosby is feeling good about the Stanley Cup.
Crosby was named to the NHL All-Star Team for the second time this season after scoring 22 goals and adding 24 assists.
He’s the first Kings player to win the award.
The Kings won the Stanley Series for the first time since 2004.
The Penguins star has been on a tear since his return to Pittsburgh, with three straight 50-goal seasons, six 30-goal campaigns and four 30-plus-goal years.
Crosby, who is entering his seventh NHL season, is second in scoring behind Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk.
He’s also the highest-scoring Kings player this season with 32 goals and is tied for fourth in points.
The Penguins led the NHL with 28 power play goals last season.
He says he has a good feeling about his future with the Kings and he thinks he’ll be a long-term contributor.
“It’s been a while since I’ve been on this ice,” Crosby said.
“I think this is the biggest stage of my career.
It’s been great.
I’m looking forward to the future.
I think I’ve done a lot of good things for this team.
I’ve had a lot to prove.”
Crosbys name will be announced at a news conference Thursday morning at the Staples Center.
He was honored on Tuesday night as the recipient of the Stanley Champs Award, which is presented to the league’s best player.CALGARY SAVAGE GOALTENDERCARL MICHELLEKThe Calgary Flames have a three-game losing streak tied at the end of February.
They defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Tuesday to drop the season series 1-1.
The Calgary goalie stopped 44 of the 53 shots he faced.
He allowed two goals on 13 shots and stopped 27 of 29 shots on the power play.
The Flames won their third consecutive game to advance to the Western Conference Finals, which begin Wednesday in Oklahoma City.