Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins narrowly avoided a collision during a tense moment against the Montreal Canadiens
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MUST SEE: Sidney Crosby's Near-Miss with Skate Blade Injury

Published January 27, 2024 at 9:21 PM

Fans at PPG Paints Arena and across Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada held their breath tonight when Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby took a tumble on Saturday, narrowly avoiding a dangerous collision with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Kaiden Guhle.

Crosby vs. Guhle: A Near Miss

Crosby found himself in a battle for space with Kaiden Guhle, resulting in Crosby's skates dangerously close to Guhle's head and neck area. It was a close call, with Crosby's weight nearly landing on Guhle's leg.
Thankfully, Guhle appeared to be okay afterward.

Guhle vs. Crosby: Defensive Duel Turns Hazardous in Nail-Biting Moment:

Guhle always closely monitors Sidney Crosby when these teams face off. The potential for a severe injury almost overshadowed his solid defensive effort.

While Guhle emerged unscathed this time, it's another reminder of the importance of neck protection in the NHL, urging for mandatory implementation sooner rather than later.
January 27   |   50 answers
MUST SEE: Sidney Crosby's Near-Miss with Skate Blade Injury

What safety measures should the NHL prioritize following close calls like Crosby's near miss with Guhle?

Mandatory neck protection for players3570 %
Stricter penalties for reckless plays1530 %
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