Pittsburgh Penguins' Coach Dan Bylsma Defends Sidney Crosby's Actions Friday

Sunday November 27th, 2011

Pittsburgh Penguins' coach Dan Bylsma defended Sidney Crosby's aggressiveness Saturday, after Ottawa Senators' forward Nick Foligno complained about Crosby elbowing him in the head Friday night.

Foligno had fallen over Penguins' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, and Crosby took to his goalie's defense.

"I just kind of got a little frustrated he would do something like that, so I went back at him," Foligno said. "It's not a big deal, but it is something he preached all summer about, that we should limit that, and then he goes and does it. It's over now. But I was disappointed he did that."

After hearing about Foligno's comments, Bylsma first relented, then responded. "We're talking about a player that bumped into our goalie three times," Bylsma said. "With the score 5-1 and intentionally going into our goalie, he can expect more than Crosby coming at him and talking to him during the game. That's how we feel about those situations. He was in our net falling over our goalie, and I don't think there was any question about the intent."

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