Logan Couture says Sidney Crosby cheats on faceoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby talks about calling faceoffs and the support he gets from his teammates.

They say if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.

After the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in overtime Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, Logan Couture made a strong comment about Penguins star Sidney Crosby.

“He times them and they don’t kick him out for some reason probably because of who he is,” Couture told reporters.

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“Maybe he should have been kicked out (on the winning goal),” said Sharks defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. “It took a while to get into the faceoff. But what do I know?”

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The winning goal came off a Crosby faceoff win that went back to the point before Conor Sheary scored from the high slot.

Crosby won 71 per cent of his draws in Game 2.

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Couture, meanwhile won 40 per cent of his faceoffs while the Sharks won 45 per cent overall in the game.

Game 3 will be played Saturday in San Jose.

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