PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins locker room was not a happy place, again, Monday. The Penguins lost their fourth straight game and second straight in regulation.
Just as it was Saturday when the Penguins were shutout by the Toronto Maple Leafs, the effort was lacking and the game was not competitive. From our YouTube Channel, Pittsburgh Sports Live (follow it for notifications of live chats, locker room content and reports) here are the Penguins, unfiltered.
While Sidney Crosby tried to put a positive spin on some aspects and avoid harsh criticism, others were more honest. Patric Hornqvist and Matt Murray especially were blunt and spoke openly of frustrations.
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan also conceded the Penguins do not have any swagger and “I’m trying to find a reason for it.”
Matt Murray did not speak long but what he said spoke volumes.
And Patric Hornqvist was probably the most insightful on the Penguins recent woes and what they need to do to get on the right track. The phrases amounted to trust and playing together, but Hornqvist said it far better and with more emotion: