Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby again spoke in sullen tones. This season, the Penguins have already lost three games in six opportunities when leading after two periods; they have won three, lost one in regulation, and have two overtime losses.
For the second time in two nights, the Penguins failed to win after leading. Tuesday night, the Penguins fumbled a two-goal lead to the Boston Bruins. On Wednesday, those same Pittsburgh Penguins punted a two-goal third-period lead to the Buffalo Sabres and lost 6-3 (including two empty netters).
Crosby, as he did on Tuesday, stepped to the media to answer questions, as did Jake Guentzel. Coach Mike Sullivan also tried to explain the nearly inexplicable third-period collapses.
“Yeah, it’s hard to compare different points (of my career), but it’s disappointing. We’ve had the lead the last couple of nights,” said Crosby shaking his head. “Just haven’t found a way to finish the game off.”
Dave Molinari of PHN was in Buffalo. Here’s what Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel, and Mike Sullivan had to say: