Sid the Kid KOed by linesman

TERRY JONES -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:55 AM ET

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby's problems with the officials continued here last night.

This time it was a linesman.

No, he didn't take four minor penalties like he did in his previous game to bring on the first wave of controversy in his career.

No, he didn't take a diving penalty.

No, there wasn't another unsportsmanlike call against him.

And no, he didn't even spend one single second in the penalty box.

His problem came when he was leaving the Pittsburgh players' bench in the first period.

As Crosby stepped onto the ice, linesman Brian Moch threw his arms out to signal no offside on the play.

It effectively karate chopped the 18-year-old superstar in the chops.

Crosby went down for the count, finally getting up and making his way to the bench with a split lip. But the real lip coming out of this game belonged to his coach Michel Therrien carving his team a new posterior.


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