Reilly Smith

Crosby returns, leads Penguins past Panthers 3-2

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is just happy to be back playing hockey again.

His teammates feel the same way, as a goal from Crosby in his first appearance of the season was all the Penguins needed to overcome a slow start

Crosby jump-started a comeback as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

"We started off behind the 8-ball there getting down, but we stayed in it and had a big second half," Crosby said.

Crosby, who scored on the power play, missed the team's first six games with a concussion.

Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr also scored for the Penguins, who...