Sidney Crosby propelled the Pittsburgh Penguins, Don Cherry weighed in on the Raffi Torres suspension and New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist did some venting on his overtime struggles. All that and more in Friday's Stanley Cup Stories.
1. Who said Penguins can't fly? Definitely not Sidney Crosby. The Pittsburgh captain lifted his squad to a 4-3 win with a hat trick performance and a 2-0 series lead. Crosby's heroics didn't go unnoticed by the Twitter world, either. The Senators will have a couple of days to regroup as the series shifts to Ottawa Sunday for Game 3 (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7:30 p.m. ET). And as CBCSports.ca senior hockey writer Tim Wharnsby puts it, the Senators are hoping the return home equals a winning formula.
2. Coach's Corner commentator Don Cherry used part of his Hockey Night in Canada segment to talk about recently suspended San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres. Grapes was sour on the series-long punishment, saying he thought Torres got tougher treatment because of his track record, and that if it was anyone else it would have been "maybe a game." San Jose general manager Doug Wilson was also quick to jump to his winger's defence, saying he also disagreed with the suspension.
3. The New York Rangers find themselves down 1-0 in their series against the Boston Bruins, thanks to an overtime defeat in Game 1 Thursday. And Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist doesn't think he's the only to blame for his three extra-time losses in the 2013 playoffs. The series resumes with Game 2 Sunday (3 p.m. ET).
4.Hockey Night in Canada has Game 2 of an Original Six rivalry as the Detroit Red Wings take on the Chicago Blackhawks in a matinee affair Saturday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 1 p.m. ET). Can the Red Wings square up their series at one game apiece?