Sidney Crosby leaves game after taking big hit (0:25)

Sidney Crosby was knocked to the ice by Jacob Trouba. It was 1:45.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins failed to close out the New York Rangers in their Game 5 loss on Wednesday night, but their attention was on the loss of captain Sidney Crosby.

The Rangers narrowed the series lead to 3-2.

The game is in Pittsburgh. Crosby is second in the Stanley Cup playoffs in scoring with nine points in five games, so the question is whether he will be available for that game.

Crosby was hurt in the second period after taking a high hit from Trouba. Crosby did not return after his last shift.

Crosby was being evaluated and Sullivan did not give any information on the nature of the injury. Sullivan asked if you saw the hit from Trouba. You probably have the same opinion as I do.

The Rangers came back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead in the second period. The game was decided by a power-play goal by New York forward Filip Chytil in the third period.

The Rangers did not have the best start. The New York Rangers were able to kill off the ensuing two-man advantage after Chris Kreider and Trouba took minor penalties. Jake Guentzel banked the puck off of Shesterkin's skate and into the net at 10:28 of the first period to give the Pens a 2-0 lead.

Kris Letang scored for the first time in the series at 758 in the second period.

The Rangers were in a hole when Adam Fox broke through for New York at 15:11 of the second period. One minute and 30 seconds later, the Rangers forward scored a goal. Trouba scored on a great individual effort just one minute and 22 seconds after that to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead.

The celebration was brief. 13 seconds after Trouba scored, Guentzel found him for his second goal of the game and seventh of the playoffs to tie the game.

The Rangers got their first power play of the game in the third period when Marcus Pettersson was in the box for interference. The Rangers took the lead at 2:53 of the third on a power play goal by Chytil. The series shifted back to Pittsburgh, where Crosby's status remains a mystery, after Ryan Lindgren added an empty-netter.

He is the best player in the world and we have to find a way to keep him. That is a lot of time other guys have to spend. Next man up.