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Its official - Sidney Crosby is back and he made an immediate impact for the Penguins. Authentic Marc Staal Jersey . Crosby, who was out since Jan. 5 with a concussion, opened the scoring early in the first period and added a second goal early in the third in Pittsburghs 5-0 win over the New York Islanders. The Penguins captain also assisted on the teams second and third goals of the game.  "Just being back out, I cant describe it," Crosby said.  After netting a strong backhander to give Pittsburgh the early lead, Crosby set up Brooks Orpik for the Penguins second goal of the game - a blast from the blue line, and kept the play alive on the Penguins third goal of the game - a power play marker by Evgeni Malkin. Steve Sullivan scored the Pens fourth goal before Crosby added his second of the game in the third period - another backhander, this time from a sharp angle. With his four-point night, Crosby passed 243 players on the scoring list as his quest for the Art Ross Trophy is underway. Crosby, who has practiced with the Penguins since training camp opened Sept. 17, was given a rousing ovation by the Penguins faithful as he took to the ice to start the game, and the crowd chanted Crosby early in the third period after his second goal. The crowd also cheered loudly when Crosby was announced as the first star of the game.  "The atmosphere was very electric," said goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who earned his 21st career shutout. "It was just loud and fun. Sid had a goal early on, so you couldnt have written it any better." Crosby finished the game with 21 shifts and 15:54 of ice time. His ice time dipped in the third - he played 11:41 through the first two periods - with Pittsburgh comfortably in the lead. Crosby finished with eight shots on net.  "No matter what happened, I was going to make sure to give it my best effort," Crosby said. "Ive been waiting for it for a long time and Im happy it went well." Pascal Dupuis assisted on both of Crosby goals as well as Orpiks marker, giving him three points on the night. Malkin had two points on the night, also assisting on Sullivans goal. Deryk Engelland and Zbynek Michalek also picked up assists on Crosby goals while Kris Letang and James Neal notched a helper each to round out the scoring for Pittsburgh. "The goals and assists were great obviously, but just being back out there I cant really even describe it," Crosby said. "It was exciting. I was anxious. There were a lot of different things going through my mind. The main thing was to enjoy playing. Thats something that Ive missed over the last 10 months." Next up, Crosby and the Penguins host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday and the Ottawa Senators on Friday, before returning to the road to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Authentic Henrik Lundqvist Jersey . The Ferrari driver, who confirmed a contract extension through 2010 with the Maranello-based team, turned a top lap of 1:23. Dustin Keller Jersey . The Chinese market is very important to us, although cargo sent to China at the moment is not as big as we expect, said Martine Bonny, CEO of Dunkerque Port. Amare Stoudemire Jersey for Sale . (AP) -Jack Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 2:20 left in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of the season between the Southern California rivals. Jeremy Lin Swingman Jersey . "Some might say the Oilers are just a hockey team, but I think we all know theyre much more than that," Katz told councillors. "But this team is also a business, and like any business it needs a sound financial base in order to be sustainable, which today it is not. Authentic Amare Stoudemire Jersey . The Stanley Cup finals are set: Blackhawks vs. Flyers. Chicago hasnt claimed the silver chalice since 1961, when there were only six NHL teams, and Philadelphia wasnt one of them. The Flyers are seeking their first title since hoisting the Cup in 1974 and 1975 when the franchise was less than 10 years old. Troy, AL (Sports Network) - DeJuan Wright hit a layup with seven seconds left in overtime to lift the FIU Golden Panthers over the Troy Trojans by an 81-80 final in a Sun Belt Conference battle. Phil Gary netted 21 points for FIU (9-13, 4-6 SBC), which received 13 points from Marvin Roberts. Wright and Dominique Ferguson both had 12 points, and Phil Taylor added 10 points. Vernon Taylor netted 23 points in the loss for Troy (5-17, 3-7). The Trojanns also got 16 points from Bernard Toombs, 15 points from Regis Huddleston and 12 points from Travis Lee. Authentic Jameer Nelson Jersey. FIU led 35-34 at intermission after a tightly-contested first half. Troy was able to tie the game at 72-72 and force overtime on a three-pointer by Lee with 54 seconds left. After Wrights clutch layup with seven seconds remaining in the extra session, Huddleston missed a jumper that could have won the game for the Trojans. ' ' '

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