Sidney Crosby makes up time after 28 games absent from a core-related injury. He had a goal and three assists racking up four points total against the Minnesota Wild, with a huge win, 7-3, at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. The Penguins now have a four-game win streak.
Evgeni Malkin had two goals and an assist, as well as opening the scoring of the night with a power-play goal at 7:57 of the first period.
Jared McCann made it 2-0 at 17:57, and Bryan Rust extended the lead to 3-0 with a slap shot, passed to by Malkin.
Malkin scored another power-play goal to make it 4-0, then the Wild finally broke the shutout with a goal by Zach Parise, and later Foligno scored to make it 4-2 in the third.
Crosby dazzled with a backhand goal making it 5-2, and a goal by Simon nearly a minute later made it 6-2.
Galchenyuk broke his own dry streak and scores to make it 7-2, then Parise scored again with a 11 seconds left, making it a 7-3 final.
The Penguins are now in second place in the Metropolitan Division behind the Washington Capitals.