April 2, 201513
BY DEJAN KOVACEVIC
No doubt, there was a whole lot to hate about the Penguins’ flat-lined 4-1 loss to the are-they-really-rivals-if-they-always-win Flyers last night at Consol Energy Center. The forwards were soft and lazy. The defensemen were soft and loose. Marc-Andre Fleury gave up a soft rebound and lost his focus against this particular opponent for seemingly the umpteenth time.
And did I mention they were bad?
That’s OK. The captain, on the occasion of his 300th NHL goal, took care of that through an expression that was anything but celebratory.
“We were bad,” Sidney Crosby was saying at his stall. “We didn’t give ourselves a chance, to be honest with you. I don’t think they did anything different than what we expected. We were bad from start to finish.”
Wonderful. So let us all, in the spirit of Philadelphia, hold all those truths to be self-evident.