May 12, 2013
Penguins more relieved than happyUNIONDALE, N.Y.
By CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - After the Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the New York Islanders in Game 4 here to even their opening-round playoff series 2-2, team co-owner Mario Lemieux stood stonefaced along with other team executives outside the dressing room.
After they won Game 6 -- and the series 4-2 -- Saturday, Lemieux allowed himself a smile as he stopped to chat with Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.
The mood was more relief than happiness.
This was a Penguins team which, after a couple of early-round exits the last couple of years, was under tremendous pressure.