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Crosby gains NHL goal-scoring lead in 5-0 flattening of Sharks

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Sidney Crosby celebrates the first of his two goals against the Sharks. — GETTY

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sidney Crosby is the best player in the world.

The rest of his team isn't so bad, either.

Crosby continued his electrifying start to the season by scoring two more goals, and the Penguins toyed with the Sharks most of the game in a 5-0 victory Saturday at SAP Center in the second rematch of the Stanley Cup Final in the past two weeks. Both ended with the champs beating the Sharks. Again.

In only six games, Crosby has scored eight goals, which now leads the NHL. He surpassed a group at seven goals, which includes Alex Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos and Patrick Laine.

Of course, those players have all played in 11 or 12 games. Crosby has merely played in six.

Mike Sullivan has been blown away by Crosby's start.

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