Sidney Crosby left briefly in the second period after being bloodied when he was struck in the face with the puck, but his return wasn't enough for the suddenly slumping Pittsburgh Penguins, who were beaten again by the Islanders, 5-3 on Thursday night.
John Walsh waves to the crowd before the ceremonial face-off before the Islanders play against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (March 29, 2012)
John Walsh is greeted by members of the Islanders after the ceremonial face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (March 29, 2012)