March 31, 2013 |
Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins' high-scoring captain, was hit in the face by the puck Saturday when a teammate's shot was deflected. Crosby lost several teeth and needed oral surgery. Crosby, who was a few feet to the right of the goal, couldn't react fast enough when Brooks Oprik's hard slap shot from above the slot was redirected by an Islander in the first period of a 2-0 victory over visiting New York. Crosby, who has struggled with concussion problems the last two seasons, is leading the NHL with 56 points, 10 more than Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos.
February 10, 1985 |
The Kings will close out a three-game trip tonight with a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins are led by rookie center Mario Lemieux, the first player selected in the 1984 National Hockey League draft. This is the second meeting between the two teams. The Kings beat the Penguins, 5-3, last November at the Forum.