The streaking Pittsburgh Penguins have lost their captain.
But that's OK, they say. Not only have the Penguins grown accustomed to playing without Sidney Crosby in recent years, they also just traded for two other team captains.
Pittsburgh went through its first practice Monday since learning that NHL scoring leader Crosby underwent surgery for a broken jaw that will keep him out indefinitely.
Winners of 15 consecutive games, two shy of the NHL record for the longest streak, the Penguins (28-8-0) insist they can keep rolling without the face of their franchise.
"Obviously, it's a huge loss and the way Sid's been playing has been unbelievable," winger James Neal said. "Losing him stinks, but at the same time we've got some good depth on this team and that gives a chance for some guys to step up, and definitely for some new guys we just acquired to step up.
"I'm sure we'll be OK."
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