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Crosby felt rusty in return

May 4, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 3: Head coach Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins talks with Sidney Crosby #87 during the first period against the New York Islanders in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 3, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

Sidney Crosby returned from a broken jaw on Friday and scored two goals in 7:22 minutes. That wasn’t enough as the New York Islanders pulled off a comeback 4-3 victory to even the series, but at least Crosby’s first game back can be seen as an isolated success, right?

Crosby might argue otherwise, given that he didn’t seem too happy with his performance after the game.

“I think that there’s definitely a little bit of rust,” Crosby told the Penguins’ website. “But there’s not a lot of time, so I’ve got to find a way to create things out there and be better.”

For his part, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was more upbeat in his assessment of the 25-year-old superstar.

“I thought he didn’t miss a beat,” Bylsma said. “He skated well, he was on pucks, he was strong. In addition to his two goals, he had a couple other dangerous situations and plays and was very good in the faceoff circle. I thought he was very good getting back in there after missing 13 games.”

As a team, the Penguins will have to shrug off last night’s loss as the series heads to Nassau Coliseum for Game 3 on Sunday.

  1. davidsmj22 - May 4, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Excuses.. Excuses.. Same crap different day for Cindy

    • 19to77 - May 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      I love how hard you idiots try to hate on the guy. “Excuses, excuses, he ONLY scored two goals in his first game back.”

      Seriously, how stupid do you have to be?

  2. Stiller43 - May 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Saying he’s rusty after missing 13 games is making an excuse? Okay………….

  3. biffnasty - May 4, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    he looks pretty cool with that face gear. what a girl

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      its his playoff beard this way he won’t have to shave it off next week

      • bru308 - May 4, 2013 at 6:01 PM

        It must suck to be a Flyers fan

  4. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Did you hear piere mcguire say when the two ivy league players were on the ice and crosby joined them that now its like having three ivy leaguers on the ice when crosby is on the ice with them because he is so hockey smart ! Cmon man you gotta stop ! !

    • crosberries - May 4, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      Haha please do us all a favor and take your advice “c’mon man you gotta stop”. Fas baby needs sooo much attention because his mommy was so banged up on the sauce. (Also maybe a reason half the time you don’t post in a language that anyone can understand.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM


      • 19to77 - May 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

        Hey, how’s the golf in Philly this time of year? Maybe you should ask Claude Giroux.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM

        Dude there is so much to do in Philly golf ain’t even on their radar ! They are out partying with the peeps ! VIVA LOS 1975

      • sportsfreak13 - May 4, 2013 at 3:50 PM

        Before that we won the cup and lost in the finals though. Ill take that over a nearly 40 year cup drought any day.

    • bru308 - May 4, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      It must suck to be a Flyers fan

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 6:20 PM

        Its Great being a FLYLANDERS fan ! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    • pens5829 - May 4, 2013 at 10:21 PM

      Yo Stinky? How’d the Flyers golf outing go today?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 5, 2013 at 7:49 AM

        Yinzer I told you no golf all partying ! LETS GO FLYLANDERS !

  5. jacketsfan7 - May 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    All the Crosby haters , go to Pittsburgh and line up to get hit by a puck right in the jaw by brooks orpik and see how you like it.

    • dtownbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Pretty sure he is getting paid million

    • dtownbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      Pretty sure he is getting paid millions to entertain. Instead he is changing the game for the worse. It’s hockey get the sand out of your vagina.

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  7. Stiller43 - May 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM


    Your team finished in the bottom third of the league. Regardless of what they do in the playoffs, its still better than rooting for the flyers.

    ….Oh yeah. OHHHHHHHHHH

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      Already giving yourself some lame ass excuse for a soft landing I see ! VIVA LOS 1975 LETS GO FLYLANDERS OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ! Come up with your own material loser ! OHHHHHHHHHH!

      • bru308 - May 4, 2013 at 6:02 PM

        It must suck to be a Flyers fan

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      You pens fans are all weasels I don’t know how you’s look yourself in the mirror ! One of the reasons there was not hockey in 2005 was because owners were tired of bailing your team out ! Let me say that again one of the reasons there was no hockey in 2005 was because of the Penguins financial problems !

      • fbothharbaughs - May 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM

        How exactly did the organization’s financial woes in ’05 affect the rest of the league? You’re really reaching, Dude.

      • fbothharbaughs - May 4, 2013 at 4:33 PM

        ‘sides, have the Pens been knocked out yet?

        Or maybe I’m thinking of Filthy, who didn’t even qualify for the playoffs in a league in which 50% of the teams qualify…

      • bru308 - May 4, 2013 at 6:03 PM

        It must suck to be a Flyers fan

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 6:15 PM

        But is doesn’t suck to be a FLYLANDERS fan OHHHHHHHHHHH!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM

        The way I see it fboth you got two types of people smart ones and dumb ones you happen to be one of the dumb ones !

      • pens5829 - May 4, 2013 at 10:24 PM

        Yo Loser! Get a life man!!!! Does mom ever let you out of the house? Doesn’t seem like it. Stinky.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 5, 2013 at 7:49 AM

        Yo Yinzer ! LETS GO FLYLANDERS !

  8. malkinrulez - May 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I’m confident the Pens will get it together for game 3 . I wouldn’t mind seeing Vokoun in net as he has had good results against the Isles this year. Isles have a good young team. If ur an Isles fan you gotta be thrilled with how they played in game 2

  9. penzfan329 - May 4, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Malkin needs to play done better hockey. He looked rough last night

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

      He had sunburn !

  10. pensman29 - May 4, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Wiggles I know a nice wall that needs painted…

  11. capsfan19 - May 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    He is f’in scary. “Oh ya, so rusty” *SCORE* *SCORE*… Two goals an an assist for being rusty? Ugh pens are too stacked it pisses me off.

  12. pitpenguinsrulez - May 4, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    They only positive from yesterday in my view was the fact that I made it onto the Root Sports TV broadcast after Crosby scored his second goal!! Making it onto TV was such a nice birthday gift, I turned 20 yesterday. I watched the game on the Big Screen with my dad, who twenty years ago was holding me in his arms at the hospital while he watched the Pens play on TV

  13. broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Hen birds better go with Vokoun. That Fleury is the worst playoff goalie. Who cares about his regular season numbers. He’s going to single handedly send the Hens on to their 3rd 1st round exit in a row. He is god awful!

    • bru308 - May 4, 2013 at 6:04 PM


      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 6:22 PM

        Its gonna suck to be a pens fan !

    • sportsfreak13 - May 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      The guy with a shutout in game 1. A 44-33 playoff record (better then lundqvist). Hahaha you flyer fans lack of intelligence amuses me. I know you guys write things on here to rile up pens fans since you have nothing better to do ,like watch your own team play. I still am trying to determine if your actually stupid enough to believe what you type. I hope not but I wouldn’t put it past you. Fleury the reason the pens lose, hahaha you guys kill me.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

        So let me get this straight. Beachball follows up his shut out by blowing two leads and then scoring a goal on himself yet I’m the one who lacks intelligence. Dude, you are a clown and a homer of the highest order. Perhaps you should change your handle to sportsfreak13 since 2005 or basketball sportsfreak13. Hockey is apparently not your bag homeboy. Since 2009 Beachball Fleury has done nothing but lead the Hens to consecutive 1st round exits due to his atrocious play. Maybe instead of worrying about the Flyers or Henrik Lundqvist you should worry about the abortion in your teams net.

      • sportsfreak13 - May 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

        Hahaha so you do believe what you type. So you think those bad bounces off the boards were his fault? I’m not a homer by any means. Ill criticize my own teams players without hesitation. Malkin had some atrocious turnovers last night for example. Fleury played bad in the flyers series, but if you think he was the reason we lost to Montreal and Tampa bay your badly mistaken. He has been to the cup finals twice, won once. Served as a backup on a gold medal Canadian team. I guess everyone in the NHL got it wrong when he was picked for team Canada huh? Thanks for the entertainment broad. I really shouldn’t take so much joy at someone else’s misfortune, but considering your constant trolling I just can’t help myself.

    • pens5829 - May 4, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      Fleury has a cup on his résumé. How many do the current Flyers have minus Max Talbot. Who, by the way, won it with The PENS….

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 5, 2013 at 1:47 AM

        Bryz, Gags and Rusty. Thanks for playing fanboy.

      • sportsfreak13 - May 5, 2013 at 9:11 AM

        The best part of your reply is that rusty won one of his cups with us, and NONE of those guys have won as a flyer. Then again who no one under the age of 60 has either.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 5, 2013 at 11:13 AM

        The question was which Flyers have won a cup. Not which ones have won as Flyers. It just highlights how infinitely dumb the current crop of Hens fans are. He point out Talbot but fails to mention that Rusty won a cup as a Bolt and a Hen. Were you guy dropped on your heads as children?

    • pens5829 - May 4, 2013 at 10:27 PM


      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 5, 2013 at 1:49 AM

        You can’t even spell dumb ass right. Jeeze this is too easy you tool.

  14. thehighcountrybear - May 4, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Maybe Sid should keep his hands to himself…?

    What would Rusty’s parents think, let alone Jerome and Friendly?

    Life’s tough enough for a rooster with a size eight hand up his backside without further intrusion from wannabe proctologists…

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