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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Sidney Crosby involved in water bottle incident during Game 5

Sidney Crosby water bottle

Sidney Crosby was involved in a water bottle incident during the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday.

Crosby’s Penguins were up big on the Nashville Predators in Game 5, leading 4-0 when the incident occurred. Seemingly upset about no penalty being called on Mattias Ekholm for a slash, Crosby and the rest of the Penguins’ bench got up to protest. Crosby waved his arms and let go of the water bottle:

It’s unclear whether Crosby intended to throw the bottle or whether it slipped. He could be seen on NBC’s replay telling the official that the bottle slipped.

Either way, a penalty usually is called for after such a thing. The league may choose to review the play and see whether any discipline is due.

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