CRANBERRY Twp, Pa – The Pittsburgh Penguins got after it on Wednesday. After a brief dual-rink practice in which coaches separated players into two groups and used both ice surfaces at the UPMC Lemieux Complex, Team Gold and Team Black dropped the puck in a full 5v5 scrimmage.
At one point, things got so aggressive, coaches had to blow the whistle as starting goalie Tristan Jarry was dumped on the ice, and his mask flew off. Sidney Crosby may have been the offending player.
Crosby offered a few words of encouragement and a pad tap. The boys played on.
What are you going to say to Sidney Crosby in an intra-squad scrimmage? But that’s how boisterous the Penguins were. In the video below, you’ll even see home hitting and scrapping.