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Islanders rally , even series with Penguins

Updated: May 4, 2013, 2:50 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby's return was supposed to provide the knockout punch that would make the New York Islanders' return to the playoffs a brief cameo.

Instead, the Islanders welcomed the return of the NHL's best player by issuing a reminder to Crosby and the rest of Pittsburgh's star-studded roster: it takes more than bold-faced names to survive at this time of year.

Sometimes, you've got to rely on the grinders too.

Kyle Okposo followed his first career playoff fight ...

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