#1: About two or three times a year the Penguins will lay an absolute stinker of a game and Mike Sullivan and Sidney Crosby will take accountability for it with a certain resolve behind their words. Friday’s 5-1 loss in New York was a perfect example.
The prior great example of this was in mid-November, that weekend the Pens lost 6-3 to Ottawa and then got blown out of the building 6-1 in Washington. It was the same general feeling Sullivan and Crosby laid about above back then.
Bad games and no shows happen.