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Sidney Crosby Notches Assist On Brooks Orpik Goal vs. Islanders

Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby scored the first goal of his return to the National Hockey League following a head injury last January just 5:24 into the first period of Pittsburgh's game against the Islanders at the Consol Energy Center on Monday night, and he didn't wait long after that to strike again.

Crosby earned an assist on Brooks Orpik's goal, scored 16:29 into the first period, and notched his second point of the night as the Penguins lead the Islanders, 2-0.

After Pascal Dupuis tipped the puck toward the far boards to keep in in the Penguins' offensive end, Crosby looked across the ice and hit Orpik with a crisp pass, which Orpik one-timed into the net behind New York goaltender Anders Nilsson.

The goal caused the crowd to erupt yet again in what has been a great opening period for the Penguins.

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