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Sidney Crosby to return for Game 2 vs. Islanders

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Fresh off a 5-0 rout in Game 1, the Pittsburgh Penguins get good news for Game 2: Sidney Crosby will be back in the lineup.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Islanders...
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Islanders...
Justin K. Aller

Out since breaking his jaw on March 30th, Sidney Crosby has been cleared to play by doctors and will immediately re-enter the Penguins lineup for Game 2 tonight against the New York Islanders.

That's some pretty good looking power play right there. Note to Islanders: probably try to stay out of the box tonight.

The rest of the lines shook out like this:

As you can tell James Neal, who's been out since hurting his leg/knee/ankle/we'll never know in the second period. There is no update, because it's the Cup. Jussi Jokinen has skated two days in a row ever since Marty Reasoner's attempted de-kneeing late in Game 1, so it seems a good bet Jokinen is good to go.

Brooks Orpik also didn't skate and his status seems more thumbs down than thumbs up again, so expect the same defensive units as Game 1.

We'll end the post with the always understated Kris Letang: