March 15 -- The return of Sid the Kid
The Second Coming of Sidney Crosby, who hadn't played since Dec. 5 due to concussion symptoms, wasn't quite as big a smash as his first. (On Nov. 21, he lit up the New York Islanders for two goals and four points in his first game in 10 months.) But this time he had a Broadway stage -- Madison Square Garden -- and delivered two assists as the Penguins stormed the New York Rangers, 5-2, tightening the race for the overall lead in the Eastern Conference. With the NHL's marquee star back in their lineup, the surging Pens would win four of Crosby's first five games with him dishing nine assists.