The kitschy light-up bracelets flickered in the darkened arena and another packed house roared Crosby sucks! Crosby sucks! Here’s the thing Philly fans haven’t yet accepted about Sidney Crosby over the last 13 years, he really doesn’t — and especially not against the Flyers.
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Crosby matched a postseason-best with four points on a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence the raucous crowd and beat Philadelphia 5-1 on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

It’s not the first building that’s happened in, Crosby said, smiling. I don’t know if they stole that idea from someone else.

Two of the so-called fiercest rivals in the NHL have provided three lopsided games: Pittsburgh’s 7-0 win in Game 1 and Philadelphia’s 5-1 victory in Game 2 could about qualify as nail-biters in this series.

When we needed to, we made some good plays, we got some big saves and that’s what you need this time of year, Crosby said.

It’s the path Pittsburgh took the last two seasons all the way to parade routes in June.

Crosby, who has 93 points in 63 career regular-season games against Philly, shut up the orange-and-black die-hards with a wraparound goal off a turnover midway through the first.

Limited Youth Brian Westbrook Jersey Crosby had a hat trick in Game 1 and the three-time Stanley Cup champion showed no sign of easing up against his nemesis.

Limited Youth Ja’Wuan James Jersey The Flyers haven’t won a playoff series since 2012 and pulled out all the theatrical stops in their Oscar Robertson Jersey return to the postseason after a one-year absence.

Flyers fans even stuck photos of the hated Crosby inside the urinals throughout the arena that had to guarantee they were more on target with their shots than anyone on the home team’s roster.