Penguins center Sidney Crosby was named the NHL's No. 2 star of the month for December.
Crosby had nine goals and 23 total points in 14 games, with at least one point in 13 of the 14 games.
The Penguins won 11 of those games.
He had a 10-game points streak during the month and seven multipoint games. He leads the league with 59 points in 42 games going into a home game tonight against the New York Rangers.
Chicago's Patrick Kane, who also had 23 points in 14 games, was the No. 1 star for the second month in a row. Anaheim goaltender Jonas Hiller was the No. 3 star for December.
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