It wasn’t a sellout and probably one of the smallest crowds for a regular-season game in PPG Paints Arena history, but the nearly 16,000 fans let Sidney Crosby know how they felt.
Crosby made his season debut in the Pittsburgh Penguins eighth game of the season after having last-second wrist surgery on the eve of training camp.
Crosby has been skating and practicing with the team for the last week and played in his first game of the season. As Penguins PA announcer Ryan Mill introduced the Penguins captain, fans gave Crosby an extended ovation.
This is Crosby’s 17th NHL season, all with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was the youngest captain to ever win the Stanley Cup when he lifted it in 2009. Crosby has lifted three Stanley Cups with the Penguins and played over 1000 games. He started the game on a line with familiar LW Jake Guentzel and Evan Rodrigues on the right.
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