Crosby on sidelines as Pens beat Flames

Pittsburgh, PA ( – Blake Comeau and Kris Letang posted early
scores, while Rob Klinkhammer provided a late tally as Pittsburgh turned away
Calgary, 3-1, at CONSOL Energy Center.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves for the Penguins, who won for the sixth time
in their last nine and extended their lead over the idle Islanders in the
Metropolitan Division to three points.

They won without the services of team captain Sidney Crosby, who was ruled out
for the next two games with an unknown medical diagnosis which was not
suspected to be the mumps. Crosby did appear after a Friday practice session
with one side of his upper jaw swollen, and was kept out of action as a

Johnny Gaudreau picked up the lone goal for the Flames, who lost their fourth
straight contest. Jonas Hiller made just 19 saves in the setback.