Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 10/27/14
(PhatzRadio / AP) — PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins overcame an 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 just 1:28 into the game. Crosby, who immediately 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. Another head injury for Crosby has to concern the Penguins. The team captain has missed considerable time the past two years because concussions. He was sidelined the final 41 games in...
PLAYERS: Sidney CrosbyJarome IginlaMatt CookeJames NealTomas VokounBrooks OrpikSteven StamkosTaylor HallWayne GretzkyDevan DubnykLadislav SmidJustin PetersEric StaalJussi JokinenOlli JokinenOndrej PavelecEvander KaneTyson BarriePekka RinneGreg ZanonMike KnubleMatt ReadIlya BryzgalovRuslan FedotenkoNathan HortonNazem KadriJames ReimerJoffrey LupulBen BishopAlexander OvechkinMatt HendricksBraden HoltbyMike GreenTroy BrouwerVille LeinoChristian EhrhoffMichael RyderTomas PlekanecCarey PriceBrendan GallagherP.K. SubbanMartin BironDmitry KulikovMartin BrodeurShawn MatthiasJacob MarkstromSteve BernierMikko KoivuMatt CullenZach PariseNiklas BackstromDustin BrownJeff CarterJustin WilliamsJonathan QuickLogan CoutureMarc-Edouard VlasicJoe PavelskiAntti NiemiAntoine VermetteBoyd GordonRadim VrbataJason LaBarbera
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