McDavid outscores Crosby, but Penguins capture what counts

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Connor McDavid chases Sidney Crosby in the first period Tuesday. — MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The Penguins looked lethargic throughout much of Tuesday, the classic first home game after a long road trip robbing them of the speed and precision that was so evident in California.

These Penguins, however, are very good when they have to be.

In what has become a theme, the Penguins came from behind to defeat the Oilers, 4-3, at PPG Paints Arena. The game was billed as the first showdown between Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby, and the individual battle belonged to McDavid. He recorded three primary assists, and Crosby was held of the scoresheet for the first time this season.

But the defending champs showed plenty of their resolve with the game on the line.