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Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby instigated a lot of the scrums that took place during the Flyers' wild 8-4 win Sunday, but the Penguins' superstar downplayed the actions after his team's practice on Tuesday.

Told that some Penguins fans were embarrassed by his team's display, Crosby went on the defensive.

"The tough part is, if they were in this room, they would see how much each guy cares," Crosby said. "It's more than one team that's doing that stuff out there. They should have nothing to be embarrassed about. They should be pretty proud of the guys they have here."

Added Crosby: "It's a terrible situation – being down, 3-0 – but I think that's when your need your fans' support the most."

The Flyers can finish the series with a win at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

"We're not going to sit here and make excuses," Crosby said. "We can't fix the fact we're down 3-0, but I think we all believe we can come back, and this is when you need your fans the most."

The Penguins have allowed 20 goals in the getting-nastier-by-the-shift series. Twenty. And they have been outscored on special teams, 9-3.

Crosby looked at the positives.

"You've got to win one. Focus on winning one and being desperate and leaving it all out there," he said. "For us, the good thing is we haven't played a full game yet. We've love to see the result with a full game"

The Flyers have not swept a series since 1995 (Rangers), while the Penguins haven't been swept since 1979.

There still is no word on the expected suspensions to the Pens' James Neal and Arron Asham.

"We can't worry about who's in the lineup or what happened in the first three games. All our energy has to go toward winning that game," Crosby said. "If we have to play with 10 guys, we have to find a way to win."

Crosby said the Penguins must play with more discipline.

"Their power play has proven to be pretty dangerous," he said. "....We have to stay out of the penalty box."

In the first three games, the Flyers are 6 for 10 on the power play and have scored three shorthanded goals.

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It's the typical deflect the question/change the subject nonsense.


Down 3-0 with a universally reviled performance on national television in Game 3, down 3-0 to your cross-state rivals?


Also, too, your owner.

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Sid, don't kid yourself. You have plenty PLENTY to be embarrassed about all by yourself. Add in individual moments from various Pens players that they should be embarrassed about and times it by the average embarrassment factor that the team in general and the coach have engendered and the Penguins are an embarrassment to Pittsburgh (and that is a HARD thing to do, they cheer rapists) and the league.

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So now not only are WE in the Pens heads but now they realize they don't even have their fan base behind them.....down by three in a series and being asked how you feel about your fans being embarrased by you........OUCH.

Not only are we in their heads mentally, but according to Barry Melrose...they are in their kitchen, they have moved in, started to remodel the place and installed new granite countertops. Yeah their are few delusional fans thinking the pens have done nothing wrong and still think the pens are gonna win the series...However, the majority have slowly realized what we have all know for sometime...they are a dirty team. period. and for this series a complete embaressment.

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