Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/12/14 at 06:03 PM ET
from Sam Kasan at the Penguins website,
There is a lot of pressure resting on the shoulders of Penguins centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The weight of the fans, teammates and the franchise.
The Penguins best two players and leaders are expected to lead the way in Game 7 of their second round matchup against the New York Rangers Tuesday night at CONSOL Energy Center at 7 p.m.
Both players are well aware of the situation and the circumstances.
“We have to be our best,” Crosby said. “We look at responding and this as an opportunity. We worked all year to get home ice in the playoffs. We look at it as an opportunity and try to make the most of it.”
Even though the Penguins have missed two opportunities – Games 5 and 6 – to eliminate the Rangers and advance to the Eastern Conference Final, Crosby and Malkin were loose and relaxed while addressing the media at a joint media conference.
continued and below, watch ten minutes of Crosby and Malkin answering questions from the media...
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