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Penguins score on Sidney Crosby’s first shift

Mar 15, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

It’s tough to imagine Sidney Crosby lighting up the New York Rangers like he destroyed the New York Islanders, but you could feel a bit of that magic from the moment he stepped back on the ice. (Sure, there was a lot of profane “magic” from Rangers fans, but that just adds to the atmosphere.)

In fact, Crosby’s interesting “third” line created the game’s first goal – on his first shift back. Crosby will only receive a +1 for his trouble, but he created a little havoc while Tyler Kennedy collected an assist on a weird Matt Cooke goal.

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I’d be surprised if that trio sticks together long-term, yet if they produce results like that often enough, the Pittsburgh Penguins might prove me wrong.

With the score 1-1 through the first period, Crosby played just under five minutes (4:56) and fired one shot on goal. That line also generated a power play for the Penguins.

  1. vismund11 - Mar 15, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    G’damn. I really thought that now that he’d be back they wouldn’t have updates on every shift hes out. Jesus Cripes… You’d think there were no other players in the league with the coverage he gets.

    • letangusespertplus - Mar 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM

      there aren’t.

    • fthepens - Mar 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

      Imagine playing your ass off and all the credit goes to Cynthia…that would suck.

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