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Crosby credited with second assist in comeback game

Friday, 03.16.2012 / 1:42 PM / News

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

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Crosby credited with second assist in comeback game
A scoring change made Friday revealed Sidney Crosby earned another assist in the Penguins' 5-2 win against the Rangers on Thursday.
Sidney Crosby's return to the Pittsburgh Penguins just got even better.

A scoring change made Friday revealed Crosby earned another assist in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-2 win against the New York Rangers on Thursday.

Crosby had been credited with the primary assist on Chris Kunitz's goal at 3:01 of the third period. After an official review, it was discovered that Crosby also earned the primary assist on Pascal Dupuis' goal at 7:35 of the third.

On the play, Crosby re-directed Kris Letang's point shot on net, but Rangers goalie Martin Biron made the save. Dupuis, positioned to the left of the Rangers' net, scored off the rebound.

It was Crosby's first game since Dec. 5, when he began suffering a recurrence of concussion symptoms.

It was just the ninth game of the season for Crosby, but he has 2 goals and 12 assists in that span.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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