Predators 4, Penguins 3, SO

Cal O’Reilly and Martin Erat scored in the shootout and the

Nashville Predators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Sunday – a

game in which Penguins and Team Canada star Sidney Crosby was seen

wincing shortly after blocking a shot.

Crosby, who tied Alex Ovechkin for the NHL lead with his 42nd

goal of the season and also added an assist, appeared frustrated

and in pain on the bench after an apparent injury to his right leg

moments after he blocked a shot with his shin. The shot came about

seven minutes into the second period.

Although he was skating gingerly soon after, Crosby appeared

fine by the end of the game – although he did miss on his shootout

chance for only the second time in eight opportunities this


Predators goalie Dan Ellis made 30 saves and stopped Kris Letang

and Crosby in the shootout.

Erat, Jordin Tootoo and Shea Weber scored in regulation for

Nashville, which is on a 2-2-1 stretch.

Matt Cooke and Brooks Orpik scored for the Penguins in the last

game before the NHL’s Olympic break.