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Sidney Crosby vs. John Tavares.á The NHL's newest comparison. Tonight, Crosby came out on top, despite the excitement surrounding Tavares' first NHL goal. The last time the Pens were in the Nassau Coliseum, it was Feb. 16, 2009, the day Dan Bylsma made his NHL debut as head coach.á Similarly, the Pens played a very iffy game that took them into overtime, and later, a shootout.á The only difference is that the Pens came out victorious by the skin of their teeth. The Islanders fed off the crowd, and came out with a ton of aggression, making statements early on by throwing down the gloves.á The loudest statement?á "We are a different team."á I don't deny it.á The Islanders did two things incredibly well:á getting physical and putting the puck behind the Pens' defense.á I feel the ...

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