He signed a 0 million, 14-year offer sheet with Philadelphia as a restricted free agent in 2012, but Nashville matched it to keep him.
His three-assist night gave him 20 career points in the Cup Final, passing Mario Lemieux for the franchise's all-time mark.
But it was clear after the resounding 6-0 win that Crosby -- now one win from a third Stanley Cup championship -- was mostly preoccupied with getting the Cup-clinching win Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, where the Predators are 9-1 at home in the playoffs this season."Still a lot of work to be done," Crosby said. We've already played two games there and know the atmosphere and know how much they feed off their fans. Before some in attendance even had the chance to take their seats, Crosby was barreling down the ice toward Predators defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi, unraveling the pair before firing a shot on net.
The offensive-minded, dynamic 27-year-old has 63 goals and 215 assists in 434 career games, all with the Canadiens. He provided the Canadiens organization with strong performances on the ice and generous commitment in the community."Subban had been involved in trade rumors dating back to when he signed a $72 million, eight-year contract in the summer of 2014.
Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin said trading Subban is "one of the most difficult decisions" he has had to make. His no-movement clause that would've allowed him to block any trade would have kicked in on Friday."P. Subban is an elite offensive defenseman with tremendous skill and contagious energy that makes the Nashville Predators a better team now and into the future," Predators general manager David Poile said.
MONTREAL — Paul Byron scored with nine seconds left to play as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the visiting Nashville Predators 2-1 on Thursday in P. Subban’s first game against Montreal since being traded last summer.