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The dam which held back the optimism of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins fan base broke on Tuesday night. Wide eyes and hope flooded the Penguins universe after Sidney Crosby returned to the Penguins lineup after 28 games and immediately netted four points in the Penguins blowout win over the Minnesota Wild.

And Evgeni Malkin had three points (2g, 1a). Malkin and Crosby wingers, Bryan Rust and Jared McCann each had two points. And the talk was no longer about which players were out of the lineup, but what was possible with Crosby back.

Not that the gritty Penguins needed the help. They were 18-6-4 during Crosby’s 28-game absence and surged to second place in the Metro Division.

PHN Editor-in-Chief Dan Kingerski breaks down the Penguins success, why and how they won 18 of 28 games without Crosby, what comes next, the trade market and takes your questions. The Penguins Live Chat begins Thursday at 1 p.m.:


Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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