Crosby, who leads the Penguins with 12 goals and is tied with
Ziggy Palffy for the team lead in points (28), suffered a
bruised left foot when he was hit by a shot in the third period
of Friday's 6-3 loss at Florida.
The top pick in July's draft, the 18-year-old Crosby leads all
rookies in points and assists. Only Washington's Alexander
Ovechkin, who was the top pick in the 2004 draft, has more goals
among rookies (16) this season.
Palffy collected a goal and two assists Friday for his second
straight three-point game. It was his fourth consecutive game
with at least one point.
The defending champion Lightning were riding a season-high
four-game winning streak before taking an 8-2 setback against
New Jersey in the opener of a six-game homestand on Friday. It
was the most goals surrendered by Tampa Bay this season.