Neal, Crosby lead Pens to win over Karlsson-less Senators

PITTSBURGH — James Neal scored twice and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Ottawa 4-2 on Wednesday in a game marred by the loss of Senators star defenseman Erik Karlsson to a left Achilles injury.

The Norris Trophy winner last season as the NHL's top defenseman, Karlsson was cut by Penguins forward Matt Cooke's skate blade as the two tangled along the boards late in the second period. Karlsson will need surgery.


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