Curses!

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:50 AM ET

ST. LOUIS -- Does Sid the Kid need his mouth washed out with soap?

Senators coach Bryan Murray yesterday accused Pittsburgh Penguins superstar centre and NHL poster boy Sidney Crosby of swearing at him during the first period of Ottawa's 4-3 shootout loss on Sunday.

Murray said that's conduct unbecoming of an NHL superstar.

"He's one of those young people, and rightly so, that the league is really promoting as the example of the new NHL," said Murray. "When he turns, and I'm sure he's on camera quite often, using the language he does, I don't think that's something he should do. That's all."

Crosby was reacting because Murray had told referee Don Koharski that the young star took a dive in what resulted in an interference call on Mike Comrie in the first period.

Pittsburgh coach Michel Therrien got into a shouting match with Murray and accused him after the game of "talking to my players."

"(Therrien) should be careful who he says things about," said Murray. "I was yelling at Don Koharski. Mike Comrie put his stick on Crosby and we know full well he's one of the more powerful skaters in the league.

"I thought it was a very incidental call and Crosby kind of dressed it up a little bit.

"I was yelling at him and I guess Crosby yelled at me and Therrien got excited. That's his nature."

Crosby has been accused in the past of being a diver.

"I didn't think I interfered with him," said Comrie.


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