Ottawa Senators' Zack Smith (15), back center left, grabs on to Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Ottawa Senators got a big win, but lost a player in the process.
Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the shootout as the Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night. They appear to have lost defenseman Marc Methot for perhaps an extended period of time, though, after he took a slash from Sidney Crosby in the first period.
Ottawa played the final 45 minutes without Methot, who left the game with a bloodied and mangled finger on his left hand following a two-handed slash from Crosby. Crosby didn't receive a penalty on the play.