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Sport Crosby collects 4 points in return, Penguins rip Wild 7-3

05:25  15 january  2020
05:25  15 january  2020 Source:   ap.org

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is back: 'I'm playing tonight' vs. Minnesota Wild

  Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is back: 'I'm playing tonight' vs. Minnesota Wild The NHL star missed the last 28 games after core muscle surgery on Nov. 14.Out since undergoing core muscle surgery to repair a sports hernia on Nov. 14, captain Sidney Crosby announced on Tuesday morning his return to the lineup after a 28-game absence.

Crosby returning for Penguins after 2-month layoff. Crosby skated 17:53 after missing 28 games following abdominal surgery and looked just as dangerous as ever as the Penguins pulled within four points of first-place Washington in the Metropolitan Division.

Crosby collects 4 points in return , Penguins rip Wild 7 - 3 . Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff.

Crosby returns to practice, could play vs. Coyotes

  Crosby returns to practice, could play vs. Coyotes The Pittsburgh Penguins could be getting franchise center Sidney Crosby back in the lineup Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes. Crosby, who has missed the club's last 27 games, took part in a full team practice on Saturday for the first time since undergoing core muscle surgery Nov. 14. "We're encouraged by his progress and we'll take each day as it comes," Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said, according to NHL.com's Alan Robinson. "We'll seeCrosby, who has missed the club's last 27 games, took part in a full team practice on Saturday for the first time since undergoing core muscle surgery Nov. 14.

Crosby collects 4 points in return , Penguins rip Wild 7 - 3 . Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff.

Pens captain Sidney Crosby records four points in his return to NHL action in nearly 11 months.

Crosby held up his end of the bargain, collecting a goal and three assists in his first game back from abdominal surgery as the Penguins rolled past Minnesota 7-3 on Tuesday night.

BOX SCORE:PENGUINS 7, WILD 3

Crosby needed less than eight minutes to pick up his first point since before Halloween when he assisted on Evgeni Malkin's first goal of the night 7:57 into the game. Crosby added his sixth goal of the season in the third period when he slipped a backhand past Devan Dubnyk as the Penguins rolled to their fourth straight victory.

Malkin finished with two goals and a pretty no-look drop pass to set up Bryan Rust's 19th of the season. Jared McCann scored for the fourth time in five games for Pittsburgh, Dominik Simon added his fifth, and Tristan Jarry stopped 25 shots to improve to 11-0-1 in his last 12 starts against Western Conference opponents.

Shoulder injury sidelines Penguins' Guentzel for 4-6 months

  Shoulder injury sidelines Penguins' Guentzel for 4-6 months PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins leading scorer Jake Guentzel is out at least four months after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Guentzel injured the shoulder in the third period of a 5-2 victory over Ottawa on Monday night when he slammed into the boards shortly after tapping in his team-high 20th goal of the season. Guentzel slowly made his way to the bench clutching his right arm. Penguins generalThe 25-year-old Guentzel injured the shoulder in the third period of a 5-2 victory over Ottawa on Monday night when he slammed into the boards shortly after tapping in his team-high 20th goal of the season. Guentzel slowly made his way to the bench clutching his right arm.

Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4 -1 and take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Sidney Crosby scored 19 seconds into overtime and Matt Murray made 28 saves to lead the Penguins past the Devils on the road, 4 - 3 .

Crosby skated 17:53 after missing 28 games following abdominal surgery and looked just as dangerous as ever as the Penguins pulled within four points of first-place Washington in the Metropolitan Division.

Zach Parise scored twice and Marcus Foligno added his ninth for the Wild but Minnesota never really got back in it after spotting the Penguins a four-goal lead. Dubnyk finished with 22 saves, but the Wild fell to 1-5-1 in their last seven games.

The Penguins were off to a solid but hardly spectacular start when Crosby went on injured reserve after aggravating an abdominal injury in a loss to Chicago on Nov. 9. Yet rather than wobble with their unquestioned leader watching from the press box, Pittsburgh hit the gas. The Penguins went 18-6-4 during Crosby's layoff, the second-best record in the NHL over that span.

Crosby admitted watching the team succeed without him helped take some of the sting out of his lengthy rehabilitation and promised he “wouldn't get too fancy” in hopes of keeping with the selfless, diligent identity the Penguins carved out in his absence.

Malkin scores twice, Guentzel injured as Pens beat Senators

  Malkin scores twice, Guentzel injured as Pens beat Senators Evgeni Malkin had two goals, Jake Guentzel was injured right after scoring his 20th of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Monday night. Malkin stretched his points streak to six games and has seven goals and 24 points in his past 13 contests. Guentzel had a three-point night but left after scoring 6:55 into the third period. Guentzel tapped one into a partially empty net off Malkin's feed butMalkin scored twice but teammate Jake Guentzel was injured right after getting his 20th of the season in the Penguins' 5-2 win Monday night over the Ottawa Senators.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan addressed Crosby 's situation after the team's morning skate, prior to Pittsburgh's captain missing his 28th consecutive game while he recovers from Perhaps Tuesday's home game vs. the Minnesota Wild will be a better fit. The Penguins have battled without Crosby .

Sidney Crosby will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup when they host the Minnesota Wild at PPG 14. A three-time Stanley Cup-winning player in his 15th NHL season, he has 17 points (five goals, 12 Forward Bryan Rust said the Penguins are eager for Crosby 's return after two months.

Instead, he left the fancy stuff to the rest of the Penguins. McCann's 14th of the season late in the first period came at the end of a pretty sequence in which John Marino threaded a cross-ice pass to Simon, who flicked a centering feed to McCann just outside the Minnesota crease. All McCann had to do was tap it in the net to give Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead.

Rust's 10th goal in his last 16 games came courtesy of a streaking Malkin, who chased down a loose puck in the neutral zone, drew two Minnesota players and dropped a no-look backhand to Rust in the slot. Rust easily beat Dubnyk to give the Penguins a three-goal lead 14:04 into the second. Malkin picked up his second of the night 61 seconds later and the Penguins were in full command.

Minnesota briefly got back in it when Foligno's ninth of the season drew the Wild within 4-2 early in the third period. Minnesota would get no closer. Crosby's goal 7:41 into the third restored a three-goal lead and when Simon scored 39 seconds later the rout was on.

NOTES: Minnesota ended up playing with five defensemen instead of the usual six after the coaching staff inadvertently listed defenseman Greg Pateryn as a healthy scratch. Pateryn dressed expecting to play but was sent back to the locker room just before the opening faceoff when officials noticed Minnesota had 19 skaters dressed instead of the typical 18 (and two goalies). Center Ryan Donato, who was supposed to be scratched, instead watched the game from the bench and did not see any ice time. ... Pittsburgh scratched D Kevin Czuczman and C Sam Lafferty. ... Penguins D Kris Letang became the first defenseman in team history to reach 400 career assists when he helped set up Malkin's second goal.

UP NEXT

Wild: Start a seven-game homestand on Thursday against Tampa Bay.

Penguins: Begin a two-game road trip on Thursday in Boston. The Bruins beat the Penguins 6-4 in their first meeting on Nov. 4.

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