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Playoffs Tonight: Penguins look to even series vs Bruins

Jun 3, 2013, 8:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 01: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins fight towards the end of the second period during Game One of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Consol Energy Center on June 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Getty Images

Chicago has taken a 2-0 series lead against the Los Angeles Kings. Will the Bruins be able to do the same tonight?

Pittsburgh Penguins host Boston Bruins (8:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN/Live Extra)
Boston leads 1-0

Going into the Eastern Conference finals, the Pittsburgh Penguins hadn’t been shutout in the 2013 playoffs. They hadn’t even been held to less than three goals on more than one occasion. For at least one night though, the Boston Bruins were able to neutralize all of Pittsburgh’s offensive weapons.

With the Penguins unable to score, things got heated in the second period. Pittsburgh forward Matt Cooke was ejected from the game for slamming Boston’s Adam McQuaid into the boards from behind, although it was decided that his actions weren’t worthy of a suspension, so he’ll be back tonight.

That period ended chaotically with Evgeni Malkin and Patrice Bergeron dropping the gloves and Sidney Crosby losing his cool.

Afterwards, Crosby blamed the referees for what transpired.

“They’re letting a lot go out there, and the more it gets like that, the more it’s going to escalate,” Crosby said. “You can only control and channel that stuff so much. You keep letting guys do that stuff, you’re just going to push the envelope. That’s something we obviously want to stay away from, but it’s kind of a natural thing when it gets like that.”

Regardless, the result is that for the first time in the 2013 playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are trailing in a series.

“It’s one game,” Penguins defenseman Douglas Murray told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “If it keeps going, I think you could [label it] a trend. But you have to play right on the edge.

“You have to be competitive out there and play hard, and sometimes it goes overboard. It did a little bit [in Game 1]. We’ll learn from it, and move on.”

Pittsburgh’s Brandon Sutter added that the third line can’t be satisfied with just playing defense, according to the McKeesport Daily News. If the Bruins continue to do an effective job of stopping the Crosby and Malkin lines, then Sutter’s line needs to step up.

Boston has already taken the Penguins’ home ice advantage. If they beat them again then the pressure will be on Pittsburgh just to survive heading into Boston.

  1. pastabelly - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    With the exception of the third period, the Bruins didn’t play that well in Game 1 either. If they don’t play better, this thing will go back to Boston tied at 1-1. Chara needs to be more careful with the puck in his own end and the Bruins will have to make the Penguins pay for all of those odd man rushes. Those things didn’t happen on Saturday night and they just can’t depend on Tuukka shutting out the Penguins again. That was an anomaly.

    • thesportsjudge - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM

      EVERY road team hopes for a split in a 7 game series. It won’t be the end of the world.

  2. pens87 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    This is pretty much a must win for the Pens…going to Boston down 0-2 would be far from ideal. I actually do blame the long break between rounds for their play on Saturday. I think they were a little anxious to get back at it, came out with a bit too much adrenalin (hence the “focus” on the physical play), and when things did not go their way frustration set in. The Bruins on the other hand remained cool and calm with Rask looking pretty solid in net. Need to find a way to slow down the Horton-Krejci-Lucic line, who will be riding some high confidence into this game. Hopefully they can get it together in time for this evening.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:45 AM

      I think the Pens played well enough to win, EXCEPT for the fact that they were off target with many of their shots (long break) and Rask played very well. Can’t have any more defensive collapses like on Horton’s goal. Should be a good game.

    • Tyler - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:14 AM

      A couple bounces here, a couple bounces there, and the complexion of the game is drastically different. Despite the scoreboard, this game was a little closer than indicated. Shots were 30-29. Both Power Plays went 0 for 4. Blocked shots were 11-10. The Penguins (surprisingly) out-hit the Bruins 34-19.

      The huge difference was faceoffs. The Bruins won 32 faceoffs compared to the Penguins 16.

      The Penguins NEED to play their game. Use their speed to their advantage. Boston plays stifling defense so just be patient and wait for the breaks to come. No cheap shots. No whining. And for the love of god, win some more faceoffs. Go Pens!

    • DonkeyStick - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Why all the excuses of why they lost? (long break, anxious, missed shots, bounces here and there) They lost, end of story. Now just come out and play better to tie the series.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:20 PM

        You should probably read the complete thought and not paraphrase bits and pieces you want to, like a normal human.

      • DonkeyStick - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:41 PM

        After reading all four previous posts, isn’t paraphrasing four exctremely long posts to make my point what normal people do?

    • thesportsjudge - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      What is with blaming the long break. How many days less were the Bruins off?

  3. dropthepuckeh - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    I just hope Crosby didn’t spend the past 24 hours developing a PowerPoint presentation to present to the refs on why the Bruins are getting away with penalties and why he deserves more leeway. Has there ever been such a talented but whining baby as the “face of the NHL”. I guess Mario was the last. Seriously, you didn’t hear Gretzky pull this crap. Crosby spends half of the game complaining to the refs, its ridiculous. There should be a rule that you can’t talk to the refs at all in hockey. Play the game and it will even itself out. Nobody likes a whiner, no matter how talented. Go trip on the blue line, you have a lot to learn about the being the best of the best.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:44 AM

      And here’s your a-hole of the day award.

      • gerrharr66 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:55 AM

        No no, withdrawal, you can hold onto it for another day – keep the streak alive…

      • biffnasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM

        Lol..why? Bc he called out cindy for the whining lil girl that he is? Your funny

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        No, for writing a paragraph that exemplifies why it’s the press, not the people, and not the president that actually run this country.

      • infectorman - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

        Sid the Kid = Dwayne Baby Wade

        Talk about cross-over potential. The 2 of them should do a spot Pitching Gerber Baby Food.
        I see it now…..the two of them in full uniform tucked into a giant crib with pacifiers jammed in their mouths, wailing away all teary eyed……Perfect!

      • mgp1219 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        You mean Crosby, right, withdrawal?

    • gsr1191 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      do you people ever get sick about saying the same thing about Crosby? I mean is that the only comeback you have when talking about him…”he complains to the refs all the time…what a whiny bit*h” i don’t think i have ever watched a hockey game in which the captain of the team didnt talk to refs at least 5 to 10 times a game about calls. Are they complaining? Sometimes. Mostly they are asking for clarification. you guys have no clue what he is saying when skates over the ref. heck if he was complaining all the time, wouldnt you think the refs would swallow their whistle more times than not when it comes to someone committing a penalty against him? where you all bashing towes when he complained about the officiating in the wings series?

      • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

        they dont have anything else to say about him so they have to revert to the same old criticism from when he was a rookie and cried to the refs. they cant accept that he doesnt do it any more on the ice than anyone else so they hang onto every word he says in the media hoping, just hoping that he will give them a shred of ammunition to use for their daily forum hater talking points. its always the same stuff thats said. it comes with the territory though…if you’re the best in the world, people are looking to knock you down somehow and since his game is never in question, what else are they going to target? if toews was the best in the world then they wouldve made a bigger deal about it. since ovechkin’s game was terrible and his complaints were ludicrous, he heard it double.

      • mgp1219 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:32 PM

      • laxman1944 - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        His game not in question?????

        Sid is a highly skilled player but is a total d-bag and totally can not handle adversity at all…….He really does regress and act like a spoiled little baby when things don’t go his way.

  4. bohman88 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    If the Pens lose their cool again tonight I think there’s a good chance they will go to Boston down 2-0. They can’t have key players such as Malkin taking five minute majors while their down.

  5. gfyu - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Ur pens r a two line figure skating team. Bruins r a 4 line whole men ice hockey team. BRUINS R STRONGER – nuff said.

  6. hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    I believe this quote was taken from yahoo – and it wasn’t the complete quote then, either. It’s kind of like the rumor mill…the level of quality gets weaker and weaker every time one writer writes what another writer said. It was paraphrased from the Post-Gazette, and edited to include just enough verbage to make some fans (we’ll call them “sheep”) like “dropthepuckeh” respond in the way he did. Cosby didn’t “blame the refs” in those comments…not that anyone would care about that. I’ll tell you this – like him or hate him, you have to admit it’s tough being that guy…so good that even the other teams’ fan base is up your as* waiting for your take on things.

    I’d comment on something said from the Bruins, but I don’t think they were interviewed.

    • dropthepuckeh - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      Actually dude I was commenting based on watching all of the playoff games and attending them as a season ticket holder. I haven’t “read” yahoo since 2001. If you are sensitive about the fact that Crosby is sniveling whining little baby then maybe its because you see it too. It is much worse when you see it live because you don’t have the tv timeout to break up his constantly riding of the refs. It is a problem that everyone else sees. It sounds like you do too. I think he is incredibly talented both offensively and defensively. He sees the ice like very few people have ever done before. He is on pace to go down as one of the top players of all of time BUT the lobbying to get calls all the time and the diving are embarrassing. It would mean a lot more if he did it infrequently at least. As it stands people expect it from him and it loses its credibility. Surely you’ve heard of the boy who cried wolf?

      If that makes me the assh*le of the day then put me down for the assh*le of the week. Earning that accolade from you is an honor if only in that it distinguishes me as much different from your doucheyness.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:25 PM

        You were commenting on this article, d-bag. You wrote a diatribe based on THIS ARTICLE, the rest of your BS is just an idiot speaking his mind. Crosby hasnt’ lost his credibility with the league, with the refs, with his team, or with the fans. He has lost it with you, because he never had it with you – you don’t cheer on the Pens, probably don’t want the best player in the world playing for another team, and figure hey…I can’t fault him in any other way than this.

        Crosby….lost his credibility….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • dropthepuckeh - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        It seems you are getting a little defensive withdrawal, you mad? Your Golden boy has another night tonight to harass the refs. If you are proud of his behavior it speaks volumes. I think he’s a great hockey player but a horrible leader. I’m not alone in this, a lot Pitt fans are saying the same thing. I’m not really sure why you would want to disagree with this as it only makes you continue to look like a fool. You admire his complaining and diving??? Seriously??

    • micklethepickle - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      Bill Cosby is a hockey fan?

    • gfyu - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      What do you call a whinnying child? A Cry – osby. :) no mistaken hiz bi – itch actions at the end of the 2nd period, elbows then crosschecks Rask!!! He reads hiz own press clippings, in exact wording “hiz head is too big for himself”

      • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM

        the rask thing was nothing. you’re grabbing at straws. rask skated towards him looked at him then tried to get out of his way. crosby stuck his arm out when he saw him coming. rask tapped him across the back of the legs and crosby turns and pushes him back. dont turn it into something it wasnt, if thats a crosscheck to you then you need to watch more hockey between your english tutoring lessons.

      • mgp1219 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM

        How DARE Rask look at Crosby!!! I’m surprised the whole Pens team didn’t pummel Rask for such an egregious act!

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM

        no it wasn’t overly violent, but still really weak. It’s not even in the heat of a scrum. You just don’t do that. I promise you someone on the Bruins (cough/thornton/campbell/ference) will have something to say tonight. next time Sid’s in the crease might not be too happy to be there.

  7. drone501 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    tonite the pens get back to their style of hockey. pens in 6.

  8. malkinrulez - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Sometimes a goalie steals a game. I’m not concerned with the extra curricular activities, it’s playoff hockey. I do agree the placement of some shots was off but the puck just wouldn’t lay flat on several occasions. No puck luck and goalie playing great tough to win. Game 1 was very entertaining can’t wait for game 2

    • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      Rask played well and the Bruins got some breaks, but they weren’t one sided. B’s hit a couple posts and had some misplays as well. The Bergeron breakaway; the 3-1 with 68, 37 & 63, the Horton one timer that just missed.

      You should be concerned with the extra stuff- you are right it’s the playoffs and it happens, but if you want to win this series and a Cup – It CANNOT be Sid and Malkin.

      Two things that could have easily happened.
      1) Sid gets punched in the face and redamages his jaw
      – you don’t make contact with the goalie; a goalie who clearly does not care what you are selling
      – you don’t push a guy who has 100lbs and a foot on you.
      2) heading into the third period down a goal and going on a PP your superstar fights
      – imaging if he broke his hand

      one play could have removed Sid and Malkin from the series. just stupid. It was your captains doing it too. you should be very concerned.

      • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

        two things…
        1. credit to bergeron for getting malkin off the ice despite getting a little embarrased by him in the “fight”. if youre gonna pick one guy on the pens to get under the skin of, malkin is the guy, he will take dumb penalties and retaliate at least half of the time.
        2. marchand initiated the 3 on 1 with a trip on letang – he got away with it and it looked like a slew foot. he clearly was upset by letang lighting him up earlier and then boarded neal after cooke’s penalty. he’s been a better player (less dirty) lately but he lost his cool too sat night, not something you want to see as a bruins fan either even if he isnt your captain, he is a leader and he has influence on the ice/bench.

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:06 PM

        I disagree about Marchand. He is doing exactly what he supposed to be doing. The Cooke hit shouldn’t have been a game. It should have been two, and in actuality the refs were not so sure about it too – that’s why they called matching and it turned out to be a 3:00 PP.

        And you can’t be so blinded by Pens eyes to really think the marchand hit was even a penalty. It’s gonna get called 99/100 but Neal waited (he was looking over his shoulder the ENTIRE time) and went flying. The Same Neal would took out Lucic and barely looked like he knew he ran into a guy 6’4″ 230. Look Marchands fault for not realizing Neal would do that, but the notion that that “hit” was marchand losing his cool is not right. Neal is a much better and stronger skater than that. Neal dove/embellished and Mcquaid put himself in the situation/position to get hit. It should have been 2:00 to cooke and no penalty on Marchand.

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        Further proof is what Marchand did to Vancouver.

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM

        I also wouldn’t say Malkin embarrassed anyone. He sort of made a fool of himself by continuing to throw punches once they were both down, but yeah if you call throwing a couple punches, missing then pulling a jersey over a guys head and continuing to try to punch him when two other guys are holding him embarrassing, I guess you’re right.

      • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:14 PM

        have you seen bergeron’s face today? he got the worst of it, no doubt and notice i didnt seriously even call it a fight. as far as marchand’s penalty, you cant say it wasnt boarding. it was, he hit him in the numbers and high which forced neal head over first. he embellished nothing, he looked over at the ref and got up to one knee and went to the bench, mcquaid laid on the ice and acted injured to sell the major penalty. if he got up like neal did it wouldve been 2 mins. no defense of the marchand trip on letang though, glad you agree with that one at least.

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:34 PM

        I actually don’t’ think it was a trip, but I didn’t see it. I don’t remember Pierre freaking out, so it couldn’t have been too bad considering he’s been lobbying for that job once Bylsma gets canned. The whole pens team goes down REAL easy when it benefits them. I explained the Bergeron thing; Malkin kept pushing his helmet/visor down on the bridge of his nose; it cut him. oh well.

        Neal dove. Mcquaid did not. He’s missed time this year with a concussion and He spent too long on the quite room. Pitts own guy was saying how off Niskanen was for saying that about Mcquaid; the columnist/announcer went on to talk about how Mcquaid was a stand up player.
        He also had the least amount of ice Time for B’s defensemen. seems like a long way to go to prove something that already happened. He set up cooke and he took the bait. Neal is not that weak of a skater; I get why it’s a penalty, I just think he dove; I mean he shoved him – I have seen how strong neal is on his skates and this was Marchand not Chara pushing him.

      • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

        pierre is usually a good barometer but it was a 3 on 1 i think everyone watched the play develop. the replay showed it though, he went in skates first to the back of his legs as he went to play the puck, thats why it skipped over him and went up ice. he dumped him and letang got up looking for the call.

  9. hockeyfan763 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Crosby has been a whiner for a long time. This is a fact. He is a very talented hockey player, no question there. But you can’t skate by a goalie going off the ice and elbow him and then complain about anything. Man up and shut up. If he would just play his game and shut up he would have the respect of most knowledgable hockey fans.

  10. dboldave - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Pittsburgh was by far the more physical team in the first period and if I remember correctly, they outhit the Bruins in the second. If you are the ones initiating the physical play, you shouldn’t cry when it doesn’t work to your advantage.

  11. miketoasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Any other captain talks to the ref they are just doing their job. Crosby talks to a ref and he’s a crybaby. Makes sense… Well not really but everyone pretends it does.

  12. jaybaileys - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    I know everyone pretty much hates Crosby, that’s fine. You have to admit the dude puts up with a lot. He has all that guilt from breaking Giroux’s wrists last year. The fans in Philly would rather chant he sucks all game then see the Flyers win. He has the biggest target on him in the whole league. All the guy wants to do is play, and because of injuries and an inept commissioner, he hasn’t been able to do that for a full season in quite sometime. You have to remember the dude is still only 25 and he’s been appointed the face of the league pretty much since he was drafted. He will mature even more and hopefully this part of his game will be a thing of the past. At least the guy puts up in the playoffs for the most part unlike Chokevechkin. Walk a mile in his shoes, I’m sure it’s not as easy as we all think. I think he did get some respect for his work during the lockout. Do I wish he was more like Zetterberg (the dude just plays the game the way it should be played) on the whining, yes. I actually think he’s gotten better. He does seem to be yapping and getting sucked into the same crap as last year which ended in disaster. Most people will hate him no matter what, but you all know you would want him on your team.

  13. bobhpine - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Don’t you people get sick of saying the same thing over and over again? If Crosby says anything about any part of a game that he doesn’t agree with, it’s whining. If Toews or Callahan does the same thing, it’s great leadership for taking the attention away from teammates who didn’t perform up to task. If Crosby stands up to Chara, he’s a punk. If Steven Stamkos stands up to Chara, what bravery!

    It’s all so predictable and really just very boring. I’m not surprised. Half of the people who hate Crosby say things like they hope he ends up a vegetable. What can you really expect from mouth-breathing idiots who think that?

    • dropthepuckeh - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM

      Question is why Crosby doesn’t get sick of complaining to the refs and save his energy for the game? Anyone think the Penguins switch the goalies up tonight? 3-0 shutout at home has to have them thinking a bit….

      • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        “thinking a bit” is much more than anyone can say for you.

      • laxman1944 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM

        Isn’t it your nap time withdrawal ??

  14. 8man - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    In the regular season the Pens were 3-0 against the Bruins. They won their division and finished first in their conference. The Bruins lost the last game at home for the division against a team the Pens easily dispatched.

    I don’t know whether to believe the Bs are playing much better or the Pens just had a crappy night.

    • dropthepuckeh - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Stopped reading after, “In the regular season…”

      Not the regular season.

    • pastabelly - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      Yup, let’s stop talking about the regular season games. The Bruins were not a very good team in the regular season. Big deal about losing their last game at home to Ottawa. First, it’s ancient history. Second, that was their 6th game in 9 days. The Bruins have now won 6 of their last 7. That is the team the Penguins are playing now, not the team that beat the Bruins in three 1-goal games or the team that lost 7 of its last 9 REGULAR season games.

      • thesportsjudge - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        It’s one thing to say the Bruins were not a very good regular season team, but I think they under-achieved more than anything. Finishing 4th in the Conference (and almost 2nd) is not easy.

  15. supercoop8 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    The soap opera story lines of the first game are so tired already; already overshadowed are how well the the Pens played in the first thirty and how well the Bruins played in the second thirty. Hopefully the media will concentrate on the play between the whistles and not overplay the shenanigans which are inevitable. I think Jagr finally breaks through his goal drought tonight and Kennedy pots one for the pens and that the Bruins PK and Tuuka will be what wins or loses the game for the B’s, go B’s.

    • blackfoot11 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      Also, how will Vokoun rebound in Game 2? How short of a leash will he have if he struggles? Ongoing questions about the Pens goaltending live-on.

  16. pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Sportsfreak and Whammy are suspiciously absent.

    one loss and your off the wagon?

    • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM


    • laxman1944 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      LOL………too funny… loss and they go flying off the band wagon

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        I know, I am not stupid enough to think this is over by any means, but I had to listen to whammy talk about the greatest team ever assembled and how it will be done in 3 games because the B’s would be so intimidated. sportsfreak told me how foolish I was for thinking Rask was an advantage over Vokoun and how the B’s D was an advantage over the Pens D.

        Krejci’s comments nailed it: “No. Those guys, I think they’re the best players in the world at this moment, There’s no one like those guys. On the other hand, we don’t have guys like that. We have a team. We all play as a team.”

      • laxman1944 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        23 Brothers can’nt lose

  17. wicky888 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    The Pens need to keep their cool, plain and simple. Personally I blame Crosby and Blysma. There is no excuse for that kind of behavior in game 1 at home in a 1 score game. Their captain needs to keep their heads in the game, not add to the problem. We all saw what happened last year when the Flyers got under their skin.

  18. kovodisc - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Marchand’s stupid play will cost them at some point in the season.

    Personally, I’d like to see Marchand out of Boston…he has run his course here and what some saw as “playing with a chip on his shoulder”, are now realizing we can do without his antics. If he cleans it up, fantastic, but he seems to have enough skill in his game that he doesn’t need to stoop to those levels.

    As for Thidney Crothby…Rask?! C’mon! Going after Chara (only when refs are in between) and calling HIM a big pu***…C’MON!!! Does he not realize one knuckle sangy from ANYONE on the Bruins will end his playoffs?

    Face of the franchise and the NHL – play with some class.

    • bruins18 - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM

      Stfu about Marchand kovodisc… You forget he was the leading scorer on the team this season? He’s 5’9″ for Christ sake… Yea he likes to be an agitator and try to get under players skin but he can also put the puck in the net and make some defensemen look pretty stupid while doing it.

      • thesportsjudge - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        STFU seems like a harsh response. The poster didn’t blast Marchand.

  19. gallyhatch - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    “You can only control and channel that stuff so much. You keep letting guys do that stuff, you’re just going to push the envelope. That’s something we obviously want to stay away from, but it’s kind of a natural thing when it gets like that.”

    What’s a natural thing Sidney? You can’t score, so you throw an elbow at Rask as he’s leaving the ice?
    That’s a real tough guy right there with the C on his Pittsburgh jersey. How could anyone in the NHL NOT look up to this class act?

    Act like you’ve been there before Sid.

    • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      That is gold right there. Hey Sid that C on your Jersey; that should dictate when you lose it and when you don’t. You don’t lose it in a 1-0 game in the ECF. The fact that you can only “Channel that stuff” for two periods would make me nervous if I was a pens fan. Even more so if I Bylsma.

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