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 night 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. The Senators said Karlsson will need surgery.
Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh, Paul Martin had two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves.
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DETROIT — Alexander Steen stuffed in a rebound 52 seconds into overtime, lifting St. Louis past Detroit.
CALGARY, Alberta — Mike Cammalleri had three goals and an assist in his return from a hip injury to lead Calgary past Dallas.