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Sidney Crosby Gifts Signed Stick to Trash-Talking Fan, Credits His 'Good Chirps'

While not every athlete enjoys being heckled, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby can appreciate a good effort.

As the Penguins took on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, Crosby apparently heard an earful from one Rangers fan in particular. Among the barbs from Rangers fan Nick Lipeika, per ESPN'sGreg Wyshynski: "Hey Crosby, when Gatorade wanted a tough guy, Justin Bieber turned them down so they settled for you."

Crosby couldn't help but notice Lipeika's heckling and decided to reward him for providing a not-so-warm welcome:

Marcus Mouning

Rough 7-2 loss last night for @NYRangers but at least Crosby respected our trash talk game!