Posted April 04, 2013 on AP on Fox
It simply may be a coincidence that the Pittsburgh Penguins have dropped both games without injured captain Sidney Crosby following their impressive 15-game winning streak. The New York Rangers, meanwhile, hope it's more than just happenstance that they played so well with their newest additions. Pittsburgh looks to get back on track while preventing playoff-hopeful New York from winning a third straight game as the teams complete a home-and-home set Friday night at Consol Energy Center. Crosby suffered a broken jaw after being hit with a puck during Saturday's 2-0 victory over the New York Islanders, and his surgery will keep the NHL's scoring leader out indefinitely. The Penguins (28-10-0) had their win streak snapped with a 4-1 home loss to Buffalo on Tuesday before being routed 6-1 at Madison Square Garden the following night. Pascal Dupuis, who scored his 18th goal Wednesday, said Pittsburgh can't dwell on the loss of Crosby. "It's going to have t...
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