Despite losing their captain, the Pittsburgh Penguins found a way to finish the month unbeaten.
The Pens welcomed star forward Jarome Iginla, but lost Sidney Crosby early in the first period after he was hit in the mouth by a puck.
Still, the Penguins managed to overcome the injury to Crosby on Saturday for their 15th straight victory as Matt Cooke and James Neal scored third-period goals during a 2-0 victory against the New York Islanders.
Crosby skated off the ice with a towel covering his mouth after a slap shot by teammate Brooks Orpik deflected off a stick and hit the NHL scoring leader in the face 1 minute, 28 seconds into the game. Crosby, who immediately fell to the ice and dropped his stick, did not return.