May 8, 2013
Fleury shouldering too much blame for Pens' mess
By CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

New York Islanders' Casey Cizikas (53) scores against the Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Niskanen (2) during the third period of their Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference quarterfinal game in Uniondale, New York, May 7, 2013. (REUTERS)

NEW YORK - The look on their faces said it all.

As the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins fumed and fussed in their dressing room after losing 6-4 to the eighth-seeded New York Islanders Tuesday night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux and other team executives stood grim-faced with their backs to the wall in the cinderblock corridor outside the room.

This is not what they expected.



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