NHL roundup: Penguins win 15th in row, but Sidney Crosby is injured

Posted: March 31, 2013 by Ellion hossain in sports
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The Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a bloody injury to Sidney Crosby on Saturday for their 15th straight victory, beating the New York Islanders, 2-0, in Jarome Iginla’s debut behind third-period goals from Matt Cooke and James Neal.

Tomas Vokoun made 35 saves as Pittsburgh moved within two wins of the NHL record of 17 straight victories set by Mario Lemieux and the 1992-93 Penguins.

Crosby skated off the ice with a towel covering his mouth after a slap shot by teammate Brooks Orpik deflected off a stick and hit the NHL scoring leader in the face. Crosby, who fell to the ice and tossed his stick in the air, did not return.

Crosby, with 15 goals and 56 points, holds a 10-point lead over Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos in the NHL scoring race.

Neal is a former Plymouth Whaler.

MONTREAL 3, N.Y. RANGERS 0: Michael Ryder and Tomas Plekanec scored in the first period, and Carey Price made 34 saves for the host Canadiens.

Washington 4, BUFFALO 3 (SO): Alex Ovechkin scored once in regulation and again in a shoot-out to help the Capitals rally for a win over the host Sabres.

Toronto 4, OTTAWA 0: Nazem Kadri had a hat trick, and James Reimer made 31 saves for the visiting Maple Leafs.

Florida 3, New Jersey 2 (OT): Dmitry Kulikov scored at 1:43 of overtime, and the host Panthers beat the Devils.

Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 3 (SO): Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Matt Cullen scored in the shoot-out for host Minnesota.

PHILADELPHIA 3, BOSTON 1: Mike Knuble (Michigan) and Matt Read scored, Ilya Bryzgalov made 33 saves and the host Flyers snapped a four-game losing streak.

Carolina 3, WINNIPEG 1: Justin Peters made 34 saves to help the visiting Hurricanes keep their playoff hopes alive.

COLORADO 1, NASHVILLE 0 (OT): Tyson Barrie scored at 50 seconds of overtime for the host Avalanche. Semyon Varlamov stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season.


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