Pittsburgh, PA – Even the surprising insertion of James Neal game losing streak in two years.
It was originally feared Neal would miss significant time with a broken foot suffered blocking a shot in Saturday's contest against New Jersey. But further evaluation determined his injury only to be a bone bruise.
Neal was on the ice when a giveaway by Ottawa's Sergei Gonchar led to Evgeni Malkin beating Anderson with 8:46 remaining in the second period. However, the Penguins were already down 4-0 prior to the marker and on their way to losing five straight for the first time since Dec. 27, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010.