It seems that the Pittsburgh Penguins, and especially their captain, are very reluctant to credit the Bruins and their players for the struggles the Pens have dealt with in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Captain Sidney Crosby, who has struggled mightily through the first few games, didn’t offer much praise for Patrice Bergeron or Chris Kelly, the counterparts that have shut him down in the offensive zone thus far. Instead, Crosby reminded the media of all the chances he had in Game 1…when the Penguins scored a total of, count ‘em, zero goals.
According to WEEI’s DJ Bean, Crosby also went on to say that Game 2 was “pretty much a gift” -
— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) June 5, 2013
Not sure in what context that quote was used but if by “a gift” he meant the Penguins played the worst hockey they’ve played all season and Bruins arguably played their best and completely outmatched them in every aspect of hockey, then I completely agree. Well said.
You would think that losing the first two games of the series and being outscored in their own building 9-1 would humble the Penguins a little bit, but you would be wrong. Their arrogance continues to shine through despite the fact that they’ve been systematically dismantled by the Bruins and have played like a shell of the team that they appeared to be during the regular season.