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What Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel Said After Sixth Straight Loss

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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:

 

Jake Guentzel:

 

Mike Sullivan:

 

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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Katherine Verbeke
Katherine Verbeke
1 month ago

I know what I said after this loss……

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Nathan
Nathan
1 month ago

Poor D, and poor goaltending. The two usually go together. 30 GA in the 6 losses. I’m not seeing any exceptional play by either goalie. And the D has looked slow and confused.

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Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Seems to me I have seen these interviews over and over during the last few years. Hmmm . . . maybe there is something to be said for “repeating the same things and expecting different results.”

Figuring they will roll the Kraken on Saturday night . . . and then launch into a new streak of “over confidence.”

Keith T.
Keith T.
1 month ago

To me this team is stale and was overdue for some major changes on the roster, style of play, systems and strategy. They made a few off-season modifications to the roster but overall, this is the same exact core of friends who have been playing together for multiple seasons and they play the same game for far too long. As much as I really like familiarity and stability, I think that there is also no real threat of loosing a job or getting traded. It is a mystery to me that the team came out of the gate so strong… Read more »

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith T.

I don’t see age being a factor in this losing streak. Unless you think that their age made them forget to not pass the puck to the other team? Stamina and endurance aren’t the issue. Its puck management. Sully needs to run these players through a few tough practices re-focusing on attention to details and they will be fine. Also, if a player makes a glaring mistake or takes a dumb penalty, they need to be held accountable. Sit them with the backup goalie for a while.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

Some kind of mental block has developed going into the 3rd Period or is it they just can’t keep up with the younger youthful players by the 3rd period?

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