No Crosby, No Problem for Penguins

Hartnell hat trick leads Flyers past Canadiens, Caps dust Panthers
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 20, 2008 1:02 AM CST
Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, from Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday Jan. 19, 2008. Pittsburgh won...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Pittsburgh Penguins showed they can win without superstar Sidney Crosby last night, as Dany Sabourin had 31 saves to shut out the Montreal Canadiens 2-0, reports the Associated Press. Crosby is out indefinitely with a sprained and swollen right ankle. In his absence, Jeff Tatte scored in the first period to get the Penguins going. In other NHL action:

  • Scott Hartnell finished off a hat trick with a tiebreaking, third-period goal as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Islanders, 5-3.
  • Viktor Kozlov scored two goals to lead the Washington Capitals to a 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers. The Capitals, 21-21-5,  have won three straight at home.