Sidney Crosby Discusses Game Misconduct, Takes Dig At Officials
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby expressed clear frustration with his game misconduct against the Los Angeles Kings over the weekend.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had a career-first moment on Saturday as he received his first game misconduct against the Los Angeles Kings following an exchange with Mikey Anderson.
Crosby and Anderson got into an altercation roughly halfway through the third period, which led to Anderson being called for cross-checking. Crosby said that Anderson started the confrontation and was saying something to him on his way to the penalty box, and when Crosby got closer and started to exchange words back, he received a game misconduct.
"Next thing I know, I was told I got a 10," Crosby told reporters.
"I could tell he was saying something. I don't know what he was saying because we were pretty far from each other," Crosby added postgame. "I got closer and that happens often in a lot of scrums. Honestly, I was shocked that I was getting kicked out of the game, I had no idea."
Pittsburgh would lose 6-0, and Crosby would have to watch the rest of the game from the dressing room and wait for his chance to voice his opinion. There was obvious anger and frustration with the decision, but No. 87 didn't dive further into detail. Instead, he delivered a subtle jab at officiating and the league.
"Can I really say what I think, anyway?" he quipped. "Let's be honest here."
Crosby and the Penguins are in the throes of a tight playoff race and sit in the second Wild Card spot. There is little margin for error, as they sit just one point in front of the New York Islanders and one point behind the Washington Capitals.