The Penguins have gone as Sidney Crosby has in his first two games since returning to the lineup - spectacular at first and uneven in the second.
The superstar center looks to continue finding his bearings when the Penguins wrap up a three-game homestand Friday night against the Ottawa Senators.
Crosby made his long-anticipated return from post-concussion symptoms in stellar fashion Monday with two goals and two assists as the Penguins (12-6-4) routed the New York Islanders 5-0. He found things tougher two nights later when the St. Louis Blues clogged the passing lanes and held him off the scoresheet in a 3-2 overtime loss.
One positive was Crosby playing almost three more minutes of ice time Wednesday night, logging nearly 19. However, he also took three minor penalties and accrued more than five penalty minutes for just the sixth time in his career and admitted he wasn't much of a factor early on.
"The first two periods weren't good, no real explanation or excuses," Crosby sai...