On the morning of Sidney Crosby's NHL debut in this city, he was asked how he might cope with the MTS Centre crowd's famed tormenting of opposing stars.
He would turn in two Grade A answers.
The immediate one: "I've played in Philly."
The second, hours later and far louder: He scored two early goals to shut the place up.
And yet, despite that spark from the captain, despite two days of coaching emphasis on puck management, on slowing opposing wingers, on pushing the forecheck, all that followed for the Penguins was one whale of a fold in falling to Winnipeg, 4-2, Friday night.
The Jets scored the final four goals, including three in a second-period reversal that was as spirited in the seats as on the ice.
"We got away from our game, and they didn't," Crosby said.
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Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Jan 26