Playing without injured captain Sidney Crosby, the host Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 to end their winning streak at 15 games.
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins’ run at a record-breaking streak is over. Playing without injured captain Sidney Crosby, the Penguins fell to the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 to end their winning streak at 15 games Tuesday.
“We just didn’t have much of an answer,” Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen said. “Things weren’t going well from the start and we didn’t have a whole lot of a pushback or a whole lot of urgency.”
The league record for consecutive victories is 17, set by the 1992-93 Penguins.
Crosby, the league’s scoring leader, suffered a broken jaw and lost several teeth when he was struck by a puck during Saturday’s 2-0 victory over the New York Islanders. He had surgery and has been released from the hospital. Crosby will be out of the lineup indefinitely.
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Buffalo’s Kevin Porter scored his first two goals in more than a year.
Pittsburgh’s Tomas Vokoun was removed after allowing four goals on 13 shots. Marc-Andre Fleury replaced him and stopped all 16 shots he faced in his first game since suffering an upper-body injury last week.
trade Jagr, Roy
The league trading deadline is Wednesday and Dallas was busy making deals a day earlier. The Stars sent Jaromir Jagr to Boston and Derek Roy to the Vancouver Canucks, getting draft picks and prospects in return.
Jagr, 41, leads active players in the league in goals with 679.
Roy, 29, has four goals this season. The center spent the previous eight seasons with Buffalo, exceeding 20 goals four times.
To get Roy, the Canucks sent Dallas a second-round pick in this year’s draft and minor-league defenseman Kevin Connauton, 23.
• Vancouver signed forward Chris Higgins, 29, to a four-year extension worth $10 million that starts next season.
• The New York Rangers got rugged forward Ryane Clowe, 30, in a trade with San Jose. The Sharks get the Rangers’ second-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2013 draft, and a conditional second-round pick in 2014.
• Peter Mueller, a former standout for the Western Hockey League Everett Silvertips, scored the only goal of the shootout as Florida beat Tampa Bay 3-2.