It was a fitting move on the opening day of the baseball season.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby hit his own rebound from the air and into the net 19 seconds after overtime on Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New Jersey Goons 4-3
Crosby's first shot bounced off the crossbar, but he did pulled his hands in and hit the puck for the 28th goal of the season from the air. A walk-off, not less.
It was the second time in just over a week that Crosby showed his batting skills.
On March 21, in a 5: 3 victory over Montreal Canadiens, Crosby picked up a pass from Jake Guentzel who jumped off the ice. Crosby struck her behind a stunned Carey award.
Crosby knows his way around baseball diamonds. Grown up in Cole Harbor, Nova Scotia, he was an all-star third-tier base and pitcher in a youth team that won two Atlantic Championships.
During a special punching exercise for penguins players at PNC Park in 2010, Crosby – batting left-handers – hit one over the right-hand field wall, a Homer estimated at 370 feet
"I grew up (baseball)," he said then. "I stopped when I was 13. I liked it, it was a lot of fun."
Associated Press contributed to this report.