Lotta Buck for That Puck

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CROSBY’S SHOOTOUT PUCK | Yours for $7,505

The auction is over now, and you won’t believe the price.

Someone paid $7,505 on the NHL Auctions site on Thursday night for this little piece of history: the puck Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby scored with in the shootout to win this year’s “Winter Classic.”

Here’s the description of the puck from the auction site:

One thrilling shootout. One storybook finish. One historic puck.

This is the actual puck, the only puck, used throughout the shootout that decided the AMP Energy NHL Winter Classic, in front of the largest crowd in NHL history, 71,217.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby fired this puck between Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller’s pads for the winning goal in the Penguins’ 2-1 shootout victory over the Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

All six shootout attempts were taken with this puck:

Ales Kotalik snapped a wrist shot past goalie Ty Conklin, giving the Sabres a 1-0 shootout lead.
Erik Christensen fired a wrist shot wide of Miller’s net.
Tim Connolly was stopped by Conklin.
Kris Letang slipped a backhander past Miller, tying the shootout 1-1.
Maxim Afinogenov’s backhander was stopped by Conklin.
Crosby snapped a wrist shot behind Miller, giving the Penguins the 2-1 shootout victory.

This 2008 Winter Classic Goal Puck is registered into The MeiGrade System as No. 131585.

The three goal pucks from the Winter Classic, and eight game-used pucks, were all handed directly from the ice by an on-ice official, to an off-ice official or an NHL-MGG Authentication Program director during or after the game. Every puck was immediately authenticated, identified and secured by an NHL-MGG Authentication Program director.

The pucks used in the Winter Classic all featured the unique Winter Classic logo for this game only.

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