PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Sidney Crosby made his return to the Penguins’ lineup last week after missing nearly 10 months while recovering from a concussion.
In four games, Crosby racked up nine points (two goals, seven assists) and was named as the NHL’s first star of the week.
Crosby made his triumphant return to the lineup against the New York Islanders on Monday. The Penguins’ captain wasted no time in making his presence felt, by scoring a highlight reel goal in the game’s opening minutes.
He would finish the game with two goals and two assists.
After not registering a point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues, Crosby tallied three assists in the first period against the Ottawa Senators Friday night.
On Saturday, Crosby played his first road game of the season and notched two more assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Crosby beat out a pair of hot goaltenders to claim the first star of the week.
Vancouver’s Cory Schneider went 3-0-0 this week with two shutouts, a 0.67 GAA and a .978 save percentage to earn second star of the week honors.
Blues goaltender Brian Elliott won three games this week and posted a 0.98 GAA and a .963 save percentage to take the third star of the week.
The Penguins will continue their four-game road trip when they head to New York to take on the Rangers Tuesday night.