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Islanders Hockey Blog:
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 will sit out tonight’s game along with winger Blake Comeau. In their place will be Kyle Okposo, playing in his first game since November 13, and David Ullstrom, who will make his NHL debut tonight.
Mike Mottau will also sit for the Islanders tonight.
Anders Nilsson will make his first NHL start in net. Nilsson was called up on Saturday after Evgeni Nabokov went down with a groin injury on Thursday. He was 5-2 with 2.86 goals against average with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Nilsson played in 40 minutes of Saturday night’s 6-0 loss, with Nilsson giving up three of the goals.
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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.
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.
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