Penguins lose to Senators, Dupuis to injury

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On the score board and in the injury department, Monday was a total loss for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

They were soundly defeated 5-0 by the Ottawa Senators, and lost forward Pascal Dupuis to a lower-body injury after a first-period collision that included his teammate Sidney Crosby.

Crosby, the Penguins’ star, also left the game briefly but did return.

“Right now, I’m just hoping it’s not a severe injury,” Penguins’ head coach Dan Bylsma told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review after the game.

The coach also added that Dupuis is headed back to Pittsburgh and will be re-evaluated.

It was hardly a good night for the Penguins, the top team in the Eastern Conference, on the ice against a struggling opponent from Ottawa.

The Senators opened up a two-goal after two periods, and the floodgates came wide open in the third, as Ottawa put three more up on the board to eliminate any doubt it was coming away with two points.

Senators’ goalie Craig Anderson made 27 saves for the shutout.