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Off Day, May 17 quotes: Sidney Crosby

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Q.  How about bussing back and forth to practice?  Does that harken back to maybe to your mite days?

SIDNEY CROSBY:  Yeah, we've done it before.  We did it a lot my first year here, we had to do that.  So we weren't at a practice rink for the most part.  We've all done it before, and it brought back some memories, for sure.


Q.  How about Malkin and Sykora being sick right now?

SIDNEY CROSBY:  Oh, yeah.  Just battling a cold, I guess.  So they want to make sure they rest their bodies.  It needs rest, so I'll see them tomorrow.

Q.  How good is it to be home, Sid?

SIDNEY CROSBY:  Oh, it's nice.  Especially in this position, to be at home.  It's a great opportunity for us to finish the series off.  You know, we're looking forward to it.

Q.  Going back to Game 4, what do you have to do to kind of get away from what they were effective with in their game?

SIDNEY CROSBY:  Well, I think they came out hard, which we expected.  They came out hard in Game 3.  But we just made a few mistakes and got a bad bounce on the first goal there.  Second half of the game, we did a great job of doing what's made us successful.  I think in the second period we might have gotten caught being a little bit undisciplined and getting stuck into the after-the-whistle stuff.  That's not our game.  We can play physical and be a tough team to play against without all the other stuff.  So we'll make sure that we focus on playing whistle-to-whistle, and go about our game.

Q.  Last round did you expect anything easier this time around?

SIDNEY CROSBY:  No, not at all.  They came out hard last game which we expected.  They're in the same position here coming into our rink.  So we expect it to be a tough game.  You know, we always say it's always true that the last one's always the toughest.

Q.  Did you hear that Timonen will play in Game 5.  What does he do and how does he affect the game through your eyes?

SIDNEY CROSBY:  Well, he's just going to be a guy who is probably going to play some good solid minutes.  I don't know if he'll play what he typically plays.  He moves the puck well, he's a quarterback on their power play.  So he'll probably just bring some familiarity to everything they do.  So he's been a big part of their team.  I don't know what the match?ups are going to be, but he usually plays against the top line.  So I'm sure either our line or Geno's line will see a lot of him.

Q.  (Indiscernible)?

SIDNEY CROSBY:  No.  I don't think it's something that he has.  When your body's worn down through the playoffs, it's a little easier to pick up something like that, so it's not a big deal.  I think we're all battling through something at this point in the process, anyway.



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