Pens shutout the Islanders!
Sidney Crosby returned to the lineup tonight! I was so happy when Sid scored his first goal of the season; totally hoping for a hattrick, too. With the two goals by Sid, a Fleury shutout and goals by Orpik, Sullivan, and Malkin, it was definitely a great evening for Penguins fans all over the world 😀 ! Now for the game wrap:
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby, much like the superstar who preceded him in Pittsburgh, showed off a flair for the dramatic in a comeback game that was everything that anyone could have expected.
Even Crosby himself.
Crosby did it all in his first game in more than 10 months, scoring on his first shot since January, adding another goal and setting up two more scores during a four-point night in which he again displayed the dazzling all-around game that appears to have lost nothing during his prolonged absence.
The final score Monday was Penguins 5, Islanders 0 but, in effect, Pittsburgh’s 13th consecutive victory at home against its division rival was all but over as soon as Crosby buried a backhander under the crossbar after taking Pascal Dupuis‘ pass in full stride only 5:24 in the game.