Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Penguins 0 - St Louis 3: Sidney's feeling Blue

'Twas not a good night at all for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby as they were shut out by Curtis Sanford and the crappy St. Louis Blues by a 3-0 score.

Coach Ed Olczyk, who seems quite overmatched in his current job, probably never imagined things would turn so sour:

Only Eddie Olczyk knows why he feels this way.

Why he refuses to let the frustration get the better of him and just walk away from the relentless misery that goes with coaching the Penguins these days.

But before the Penguins' 3-0 loss to St. Louis -- the team that has the fewest points (16) in the league and is now tied with the Penguins for the fewest home-ice victories (4) -- at the Savvis Center last night, Olczyk was adamant that he won't consider quitting his job.

"Not in a million years," he said. "Never. Never. No. Never. Never. ... I'm as committed as I was six weeks ago. From Day 1."

Is ignorance bliss for Olczyk? Maybe, but I'd rather have a coach who was smart.

Sidney played a whopping 21:54, but had a very poor night as he finished pointless and with -3. Crosby lost 10 of 16 faceoffs and had just 3 shots on goal.

Game recap here.

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