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No Production From Pittsburgh’s Top Players

from Arpon Basu of NHL.com,

Evgeni Malkin sat in his dressing room stall, dutifully answering the questions he was being asked -- even though he had no answers.

Malkin was just one of the array of offensive stars on the Pittsburgh Penguins who did not register a single point in a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference Final at the hands of the Boston Bruins, one completed Friday night with a 1-0 loss at TD Garden.

Malkin, Sidney Crosby, James Neal, Jarome Iginla and Kris Letang combined for zero goals, zero assists and a collective minus-23 rating in the four games.

"We scored two goals in four games. It's not enough," Malkin said, his voice barely more audible than a whisper, in a dressing room wrought with sorrow. "It's my mistake. I scored zero goals."


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Thag's avatar

Crosby: “I don’t feel like they totally shut us down…”

Technically that’s true, since they did actually score two goals.

Posted by Thag from DC on 06/08/13 at 10:45 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Crosby: “I don’t feel like they totally shut us down…”

So what the faux did they do, Syd? You didn’t do squat for four games, yet you refuse to EVER give credit to anyone else.

And people wonder why some of us Wings fans dislike the guy.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 06/08/13 at 01:23 PM ET


Well Boston actually DID totally shut Crosby and Malkin down…0 points and a combined minus 7 in 4 games between the two of them. That’s a pretty remarkable accomplishment by Boston or a pretty remarkable let down for two of the most talented offensive players in the world.

Posted by godblender on 06/08/13 at 01:41 PM ET

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