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Video: Crosby wastes no time in return

May 3, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby has a knack for nailing returns from injuries. The New York Islanders know that all too well. (In fact, this post’s main image comes from a previous triumphant return.)

He torched a weaker Isles team in his memorable comeback from a lengthy battle with concussion issues in November 2011 and already has two goals in Game 2 of their first-round series on Friday:

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Evgeni Malkin opened up Friday’s scoring just 43 seconds in and assisted on Crosby’s power-play marker.

Note that Crosby scored those two tallies just 7:22 into the game, with the first one coming 3:19 in.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Josh Yohe notes that this represents an even swifter return than the last time the 25-year-old star returned against the Islanders; he needed 5:24 to find the net against the Islanders on November 21, 2011.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Maybe the hat trick will come on an empty netter that would be harder than the first two !

    • 19to77 - May 3, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      Maybe someday, you’ll do something with your life besides sitting in front of your computer seething about the Penguins’ success like a jealous loser.

      • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

        Like you?

  2. johnthebiscuit - May 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Best player in the world!

  3. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Welcome back, Crosby. Wow! No one is as amazing as this guy. Truly the best of the league and the face of the NHL.

  4. eonbluekarma - May 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Maybe he ate the bones.

  5. ironman721 - May 3, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Feed the monster. The Pens are marching!

  6. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Did anybody here that shill for the team from pittsburgh piere iam for hire mcguire say they better look at the islanders first goal “that it was kicked in ” this guy is a honk for the pens

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      NO Comment………it’s just amazing really…..

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM

        lax you seem like a good dude your post are right a lot don’t let this yinzers from pitt turn you out

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 8:52 PM

        an islander hits a pen mcguires says “thats the type of hit they want out of hockey ” a penguin hits an islander mcguires says ” he can’t go back to the bench if he don’t finish that check “

    • haterzinc - May 3, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      I’m pretty sure pierre McGuire s favorite player is mike Richards….

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 9:13 PM

        Naaaaaaaaaa he’s not the best player in the WOLRD !

  7. 19to77 - May 3, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Going unspoken is the fact that the Isles put 20 shots on Fleury in the first, and some were great chances. Like the first game, they’re playing very well, but the Pens are just better at everything. Pens need to up their defensive game, though. Sooner or later a barrage like that will pay off.

    • 19to77 - May 3, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Aaaand we’re tied at 3. This is exactly what I was talking about. You can’t let a team hit 30 shots HALFWAY THROUGH THE GAME.

  8. csilojohnson - May 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    You are such a loser eiggles.
    Anyone having a bad day?
    Read eiggles comments. (that is if you can make any sense out of what your reading)
    They are great examples of how things could be worse. Much worse….

    • bru308 - May 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      Eiggles posts are so illiterate that I can’t even read them. I wish I could so I could see what the heck everybody’s always mad at him for, but his English is so broken that I can’t do it.

      Philly education at it’s best.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 8:39 PM

        Go look at your Mark Wahlberg poster !

  9. operwapitsai - May 3, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    hey I have a little request. guys I know every writer on this site is in love with the penguins and that’s fine, I get that. we all have our home teams. but I would like to see maybe a few more articles on the capitals if you guys have some time. I believe I saw more articles on the penguins after the capitals game 1 win over the rangers even though the penguins were off that night….. and the articles were about the rangers…….

  10. jkulha86 - May 3, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Islanders showing how classy of an organization they are. They pick a fight after a clean hit, but yet they’re taking cheap shots after every freeze of the puck

    • nicknyhc - May 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      The Pens fan showed some serious class when they THREW GARBAGE AT THE ISLANDERS PLAYERS after Crosby took a CLEAN hit. Gimme a break guy….and I’m not an Islanders fan.

    • tuberippin - May 3, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      Pittsburgh fan talking about class…hahahahahaha

  11. cspsrbums - May 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    He got two trash goals that Steve wonder could have shot in.
    He is a Cherry Picker he lets everyone else do the work and he stands there and reaps the benefits he was a non factor in this game.

    • hawkeedawg - May 4, 2013 at 3:49 AM

      You are blind just like Stevie.
      Crosby a cherry picker???? I guess that is why he had more assists and points than anyone else when he got hurt…it only took 25 days for Marty St. Louis to catch him.

      Non factor-not worth commenting because you were watching Sponge Bob when game was on.

  12. cspsrbums - May 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Where are all the PiT clowns now that posted earlier about Marching and feeding the monster

    • hawkeedawg - May 4, 2013 at 4:06 AM

      Leave, you know nothing about hockey

  13. acieu - May 4, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    The second coming of JC didn’t quite work out but perhaps the real best player in the world Malkin can lead the flock in game three.

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