It was a fitting move on the opening day of baseball season.
Crosby's initial shot ricocheted off the crossbar, but he pulled his hands in and swatted the puck out of the air for his 28th goal of the season. A walk-off, no less.
It was the second time in a little more than a week that Crosby showed off his batting skills.
Crosby knows his way around the baseball diamond. Growing up in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, he was an all-star third baseman and pitcher on a youth team that won two Atlantic championships.
During a special batting practice for Penguins players at PNC Park in 2010, Crosby -- batting left-handed -- hit one over the right-field wall, a homer estimated at 370 feet.
"I grew up playing [baseball]," he said then. "I stopped when I was like 13. I liked it, though. It was a lot of fun."
Associated Press contributed to this report.