Quenneville: "I can't joke around with them at all. They take everything so seriously. They're such team players that they're just going with the flow, no matter what line I put them on."
"It's nothing serious," Quenneville said as paramedics streamed past him with Toews on a gurney, clutching at his shoulder.
An earlier game of the Penguins-Flyers playoff series featured 158 penalty minutes, four ejections, superstars Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux dropping gloves. Facing the possibility of a first round elimination, the Penguins called for reinforcements by adding Steelers Pro Bowl LB James Harrison to their roster.
"It was pretty graphic," teammate James Neal told reporters. "I mean, we'll be walking to the ice for practice, and he'll start rubbing his temples and complaining that he thinks the headaches are coming back, and after a while he starts screaming, 'Oh no concussion!' then the next thing you know... pop. His head just explodes. It looks exactly like that scene from 'Scanners.' We all rush over and Sid just starts laughing at us. Not cool."
Just minutes after the NHL moved Saturday's Winter Classic back eight hours due to weather issues in Pittsburgh, commissioner Gary Bettman announced a change to the 2012 showdown, whose host city has yet to be announced.
Hockey fans nationwide breathed a huge sigh of relief Tuesday as Sidney Crosby and the Penguins were knocked off the pedestal of a 12-game winning streak losing to rival Philadelphia Flyers. The Penguins made no excuses for themselves during the post-game media conference, except Sidney Crosby who was quick to point fingers at fellow teammate Evgeni Malkin.