Pens’ Crosby scores in season debut
Sidney Crosby scored in his season debut as the Penguins rallied to beat the Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Crosby scored on a power play and logged 18:02 on the ice to help the Penguins improve to 4-2-1. Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr scored goals in the third period in the come-from-behind victory.
The two-time MVP and reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner had not played since sustaining a concussion in practice earlier this month.
Crosby missed the better part of two seasons after sustaining a concussion in January 2011.
“Guys have had them before, and it’s been a long time since I’ve had to deal with that myself,” he said before the game. “It’s not something you want to hear. It’s something you want to treat the right way.”
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