The Penguins beat the Predators, 6-0, to take a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Friday:
Sidney Crosby gave PK Subban the business. The Stanley Cup Final got oddly sidetracked by Subban saying that Crosby accused him of having bad breath. The two renewed acquaintances on Thursday when they got tangled up behind the net. Crosby shoved Subban’s head into the ice several times. Somehow, both players were given offsetting 2-minute minors … for holding.
Sidney Crosby threw a water bottle on the ice. Just prior to Phil Kessel scoring mid-way through the second period to make it 5-0, Crosby was on the bench and got angry when a slashing penalty was not called on the Predators. As the bench stood and yelled at the referee, Crosby threw a water bottle onto the ice. No unsportsmanlike penalty was called and Kessel’s goal stood. Crosby later told the ref he didn’t mean to throw the bottle.
The first-minute penalty and double-five-hole goal. There were some goals in this game. In fact, the Pens scored six of them and they set the tone early. Crosby drew a penalty when he split the defense and had his shot clank off the frame as he was being pulled down. On the ensuing power play, Justin Schultz went double-five hole to make 1-0. Sure enough, Crosby got the assist.