Jun 02

Sidney Crosby: Refs allowed Bruins to ‘escalate’ physical play in Game 1 loss

One of the most indelible images from the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Eastern Conference Final Game 1 loss to the Boston Bruins was Zdeno Chara craning his neck like a brontosaurus eating low-hanging fruit, getting in the face of Sidney Crosby as the two barked at each other after the second period ended.

Thankfully for Sid, his jaw and anything in low Earth orbit that it would have hit had Chara nailed him with a haymaker there, the situation didn’t escalate.