Anton Khudobin

Crosby scores in return, Penguins pound Stars 5-1

Sidney Crosby's been around long enough to realize the issues currently plaguing the Pittsburgh Penguins can't be solved in one shift, one period or even one game.

That sure didn't stop the Pittsburgh captain from trying. Crosby scored a spectacular goal and set up two others during a 5-1 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night in his return to the lineup after missing three games with an upper-body injury.

"I think our team gets a foot taller when he's in our lineup because of the inspiration that he is for our group," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.

For a night, it looked like it.

The Penguins began the day at the bottom of the Eastern...