Well, that was rubbish.
There isn't really a need for a plus/minus thread -- there were no pluses -- but our game thread is chock full o' comments and we needed a new spot for people to moan further, or tickle the funny bone.
The Islanders mostly stunk, got worse as the game went on, and the rest of the NHL got the script it wanted as Sidney Crosby (2 g, 2 a) returned and picked up right where he left off from last year's 66 points in 41 games. It was 4-0 before the game was 26 minutes old.
If you can say such after five goals allowed, big Anders Nilsson at least showed he had potential tonight with 31 not-easy saves, but boy do I want him in the AHL to round out his game in a better environment. He was hung out to dry, of course. The Penguins' foil on the night is in big trouble, having lost consecutive games by a combined score of 11-0 to the Stanley Cup champs and this season's possible favorites. The Flyers are next. Different leagues, all of them.
May your gallows humor be the last to depart you.