LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Just looking at the Pittsburgh Penguins' fast start, you might never know they have been without captain Sidney Crosby all season.
Chris Kunitz scored the tying goal with 2:57 left in regulation and netted the deciding tally in the fourth round of a shootout to lead the Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Crosby, sidelined since Jan. 5 because of a concussion, is seemingly getting closer to returning, but has no date yet.
"We'll know when he lets us all know. But right now, I have no idea," Kunitz said. "You can't replace a guy like Sid. He obviously makes our team better when he's in the lineup. Right now everybody is pulling their own weight."
The Penguins are 32-16-8 during Crosby's absence, not counting their first-round playoff loss to Tampa Bay last season.
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