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WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin broke a four-game pointless streak with an assist in Monday night's Washington Capitals win over Phoenix.
Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby closed to within 11 points of Ovechkin's season total over 19 games in just his first game of the season.
Oversaturation of the Sidney vs. Ovi rivalry acknowledged, they remain inexorably linked on a night like this. Bob McKenzie of TSN wrote "the biggest win-win tonight for the NHL and game of hockey would be if Crosby and Ovechkin both light it up tonight." Wayne Scanlon of the Gazette wondered if Crosby's return would motivate Ovechkin, whose middling season has led to stark criticism.
"I hope that he doesn't need that," said Coach Bruce Boudreau, when asked about Crosby's night in Pittsburgh. "I think he's tryin' his butt off out there,"
When asked if Crosby's return would motivate him, Ovechkin said "yeah," but followed by saying: "...
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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby says he is experiencing butterflies ahead of his highly-anticipated return to the ice Monday night.
“It’s something I’ve thought about a lot over the last 10 months, so it’s pretty exciting,” Crosby said, according to NHL.com. “You don’t always...
Sidney Crosby capped his comeback with a flourish.
A goal on his first shot was just the tip of an unforgettable four-point masterpiece for Sidney Crosby's comeback in a Penguins victory.
The defining moment of Sidney Crosby's dazzling season debut in the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 rout over the New York Islanders on Monday didn't come on either of his two goals or his two assists. It didn't come on the flash-bulb popping opening faceoff or the electric buzz his presence on the ice created.
Islanders (5-9-3, 0-4-2 road) at Pens (11-6-3, 6-1-1 home), CONSOL Energy Center, 7:08 pm EDT
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Hereâs a shot of Sidney Crosby in the last full day prior to his concussion in what must seem like a million years to him.
Nine months later, this picture shows him stepping on the CONSOL Energy Ice for the first practice of training camp...
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Sidney Crosby needed nearly a year to recover from a concussion, but it took mere minutes for him to re-establish himself as the best hockey player in the world.
Sidney Crosby woke up on the first day of the rest of his hockey life and felt something he hadn't experienced in a long, long time.
The hockey world has descended on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for tonight’s Islanders – Penguins. The reason, of course, is the return of superstar Sidney Crosby who’s has not played in a game since January 5.
Both the CBC and NBC/Versus altered their original programming to broadcast tonight’s game.
Islanders’ head coach Jack Capuano announced this afternoon that Nino Niederreiter...