Sidney Crosby Scores Twice In Return From Concussion

Tyler Radecki
Tuesday November 22nd, 2011

Sidney Crosby wasted no time in making his mark in his first game since January, scoring on a breakaway 5:24 into the first period and adding another goal and two more assists in Pittsburgh’s 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Monday night.

It was Crosby’s first game since early January, when he suffered hits to the head in consecutive games on Jan. 1 and Jan. 5. It was his first goal since a two-goal game on Dec. 28, 2010.

Crosby finished the game with two goals, two assists, eight shots and a plus-3 plus/minus rating in 15:23 time on ice. He was awarded the first star of the game. Update: After the game, the Penguins' Twitter account had a quote from Crosby: "I've been waiting a long time to have this chance to go out there. I gave it my best effort. I'm happy it went well. I expect people to be loud, but this was far beyond what I expected. Unbelievable ovation. I always remember that."

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