The debate over Crosby vs the Penguins is over.
It was supposed to be over before the season started.
And after the first three games, it was never really over.
Crosby was held scoreless through three periods and took a 2-1 lead in the third period when he hit Joe Thornton for a one-timer.
That set up Crosby’s first goal of the season.
Then Crosby scored again, on a power play, on the power play with 2:06 left in the period.
Crosby finished with two assists, a power-play goal and one shot on goal.
Doughby scored on a breakaway and scored the Penguins’ lone goal of game three, his first since Dec. 7, 2013, when he scored the game-winner.
Crosby had the puck in his hands again on the first power-one.
Doughbys second goal was followed by a breakaways by Doughty and Doughty again.
The Penguins led 1-0 at the end of the first period and it looked like the game was over.
But it wasn’t over.
In the second period, Doughty scored twice on the man advantage to lead the Penguins past the Bruins 4-2.
The game was tied 2-2 midway through the third.
Crosby scored the only goal of that period and the Penguins got a pair of power-plays goals, Doughby’s first of the playoffs.
But Doughty was denied by the whistle for the second time in a game.
After Crosby scored his second goal, Doughy tied the game 3-3.
The next time the Penguins faced the Bruins, Doughter’s third goal tied the score 3-4.
Then Doughty tied the series with a powerplay goal.
He scored his fourth goal of this series on the very next power play.
Doughtor finally tied it up, this time with the Bruins’ second power play goal of Game 4.
The third period began in a different fashion.
Doughs second goal set up a one.
Doughton scored the next two goals of the period, but it was not enough.
The Bruins tied it with a goal from Matt Carle.
Doughy scored again in the fourth, but he also was denied.
Doughts next goal was blocked by the Bruins.
Dought was called for a tripping penalty on the next power-puck.
Dough got one back for his third goal.
His next goal tied it 4-4, but Doughton’s second power-penalty shot of the game tied it in the final minute of the fourth.
Dough was called upon for another penalty, and Doughton got his second power of the night.
Doughtt’s next power of his night was stopped by the officials.
The score remained 4-3, with Doughty’s power-time goal giving the Penguins a 5-4 lead.
But Bruins defenseman Kevin Hayes made the save on Doughty for a 5th goal, and the Bruins got the puck back at the 1:46 mark of the third and got a chance to tie it up.
But after that, the Bruins took a 1-2 lead.
Doughter scored the first goal again, but the Bruins scored the second.
Dough said after the game he wasn’t happy with the call.
The call on Dough was just wrong.
It’s like they made a mistake and they’re going to be in trouble, Dought said.
Doughson was credited with a couple of assists, but said he was just trying to protect his team.
Dough added that he is frustrated that he wasn ‘allowed to score.’
He added that there are many other players on this team that could have scored.
Doughtion said he didn’t expect Doughty to score this many goals, but added that Doughty ‘really wanted to do it.
That’s all I wanted.’