Found November 21, 2011 on
2011-12 Game 21
New York Islanders (5-9-3, 13 points) at Pittsburgh Penguins (11-6-3, 25 points)
Sid's rookie card (2005-06 Upper Deck) will set you back about $230 - $250. Expect that to go up.
Why does it matter?
It's the return of Sidney Crosby to the lineup, almost eleven months after he last stepped on the ice.
What has been happening lately?
Pens - Since sweeping the Isles in a home-and-home around Halloween, the Pens are just 3-4-1. Sid picked exactly the right time to return - they need a jolt.
Islanders - The Isles have been pretty bad. After starting the season 3-1, they're just 2-8-3. They can't score enough to win.
Questions to be answered
How much will Sid play? If he really only plays 12 minutes, as has been suggested, what does that do to the line juggling of HCDB?
What is wrong with the penalty kill? They've allowed multiple goals in back-to-back games.
Will Geno continue his strong play, or will h...
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s about time.
Sidney Crosby skates up ice during Monday's game against the New York Islanders.
I didn’t think I’d be saying it, but watching Sidney Crosby skate Monday night felt right. I said “nil,” for a while, in regards to his value to the NHL.
It looked as if the league did just fine without him the second half of last season. The Sedin twins were...
The expecations were high for Sidney Crosby's return. Unbelievably, and inevitably, he delivered, says Sarah Kwak. Crosby had four points as the Penguins rolled by the Islanders 5-0.
Sidney Crosby capped his comeback with a flourish.
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...
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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.
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.
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.
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...