With Sidney Crosby scoring goals again, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear back on track after a rare loss.
That likely does not bode well for the New York Islanders, who have not won in Pittsburgh in more than four years.
Trying to win 11 in a row at home for the first time in 21 years, Crosby and the Penguins have a chance to take over the Eastern Conference lead Tuesday night with a sixth straight win over the Islanders in the opener of a home-and-home series.
Among the game's greatest playmakers, Crosby's only two previous goals in 2011-12 came during a 5-0 home win over the Islanders on Nov. 21, in his season debut after his first concussion. It would be 13 games and four months before Crosby scored again in Saturday's 8-4 loss at Ottawa.
Crosby skated around a pair of New Jersey defensemen then broke in all alone for a third-period goal Sunday to help the Penguins bounce back from that defeat and post a 10th straight home victory, 5-2 over the Devils.