Sidney Crosby blasts NHL’s ‘terrible’ helmet rule after Penguins’ Game 7 loss
Sidney Crosby thinks that the NHL’s “terrible” helmet rule made it harder for the Penguins to beat the Rangers 4-3 in overtime in Game 7 on Sunday.
Marcus Pettersson, a defenseman for the Penguins, lost his helmet when he got tangled up with Alexis Lafreniere, a left-winger for the Rangers, behind the net with less than six minutes left in the game. Petersson had to go straight to the bench when he lost his helmet. This gave Mika Zibanejad, the center for the Rangers, a chance to score and tie the game at 3-3 with 5:45 left in the third.
Crosby said after Pittsburgh was eliminated in the first round, “Tonight was an example of how anything can happen in one game. We didn’t get that extra goal late in the game, and a bad rule probably ended up being the difference.”
NHL rules say that a player will get a penalty if he loses his helmet and doesn’t leave the ice or put it back on. Even though Pettersson gave in and seemed to try to get Lafreniere called for a penalty for the fight, Zibanejad’s goal late in the third period set the stage for winger Artemi Panarin’s heroics in overtime, which won the series for New York.
“I think it stinks,” Sullivan said. “He needs to leave. His helmet is taken off on purpose. But that’s how it works.”
Tristan Jarry, the goalie for the Penguins, also talked about what he saw during the controversial moment.
“I just saw Marcus leave the ice on skates. Jarry said, “I think that’s a rule made by the NHL that could be changed.” “I don’t think players get hurt very often when they don’t wear helmets. I think it has cost us something. I think he loses his helmet, comes back to the net, and plays a guy out front. I don’t see what that play is about.
The Penguins haven’t made it to the second round for the fourth year in a row.
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Pittsburgh was up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series when Crosby left Game 5 after getting hit by Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba. This was a big loss for Pittsburgh. Trouba’s hit didn’t get him in trouble with the league, and Crosby missed Game 6 on Friday because he hurt his upper body.
Crosby said, “I don’t know, but I think we played the right way.” “If you look at Game 5, we had a tough few minutes, and when they came back in Game 6, it was probably even less time than that,” he said. Tonight, some bad bounces just went against us. We played a great game tonight, and we played good hockey throughout the whole series. We didn’t get the next one tonight, which is probably what made the difference, but I think we still played the right way even when we were ahead.”
The Rangers, on the other hand, moved on to the second round and will play the Carolina Hurricanes starting on Wednesday.
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