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Twitter is as shocked as the Islanders are with Sidney Crosby’s two goals in first period of return


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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) on the ice before playing the New York Islanders in game two of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) on the ice before playing the New York Islanders in game two of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Paying attention, Derrick Rose? This is how superstars do.

After a puck completely shattered his jaw, Sidney Crosby hit the surgery table, waited a month, and then came back on Friday night to blow the New York Islanders away — blowing up the sports world in the process.

Only three minutes and 19 seconds into his return to the ice, in the Penguins’ playoff game against the Islanders, Sid the Kid hammered home a power play goal following assists from Evgeni Malkin and Jerome Iginla. When the Pittsburgh brass traded for Iginla at the deadline, this all-world line is exactly what the front office envisioned dominating teams in the postseason.

Thus, for Penguins management and of course its fans, that goal was a beautiful thing, but it did not end there. Only a few minutes later, Crosby scored yet again.

Already a superstar, the man in the massive face mask added another chapter to his legacy, and Twitter responded in kind.

[Related: Check out the video of Crosby's first goal against the Islanders]

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