Sidney Crosby Looks To Spoil Ryan Miller’s Homecoming Party


Oh, the irony.

The Olympic gold medal hockey game was everything that everyone was hoping for. And with Sidney Crosby burying the game-winning goal, sliding it through the legs of the tournament MVP, Ryan Miller, only in the NHL would the two stars meet again just two days following the “Golden Goal”.

Miller’s feelings toward Crosby cannot be great. In the first NHL “Winter Classic” (the one in Edmonton is not considered part of the series of outdoor games by the NHL), it was Crosby who silenced a crowd of over 70,000 by getting the shootout-winning goal, and who two years later would send a crowd and nation into a frenzy by scoring the overtime winner in the gold medal game at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Tomorrow night, Crosby could extend the rivalry further. In the first game following the break for both teams, Miller’s Buffalo Sabres play host to Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

While the hometown crowd is expected to salute the American hero of the tournament, Crosby has the chance to spoil the party again.

While a warm welcome will be nice for Miller, it has to be figured that he will be playing extra hard to exact some sort of small revenge over Crosby.

As the old saying goes, third times the charm.

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