Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby was the butt of a pilot's joke on Tuesday even before his side slipped to a 3-0 series deficit against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.
Following their 6-1 defeat to the Bruins at TD Garden, a loss that put them 2-0 down in the Eastern Conference finals, a Jet Blue pilot poked fun at Crosby on the next day's flight.
The former-NHL MVP has a reputation for appealing to referees, earning him a nickname as the crybaby.
So when a Jet Blue pilot, flying media members back from Pittsburgh to Boston, heard a baby crying at the back of the plane, he naturally asked over the intercom if Crosby was alright at the back.
And Crosby's mood won't have improved much on the flight back to Pittsburgh after his Penguins were beaten in double overtime, 2-1, to give the Bruins a 3-0 series lead on Wednesday night.
David Krejci put the Boston side ahead barely 100 seconds into the first period, before Chris Kunitz hit back for the Penguins in the second.
After a scoreless third the game went to overtime, before Patrice Bergeron redirected home a pass from Brad Marchand at 15:19 of the second overtime to give the 2011 Stanley Cup champions a 3-0 advantage heading into Game 4 of the best of seven series at the TD Garden on Friday night.
"I'm pretty tired, but it's rewarding when you get the results," Bergeron told ESPN. "We found a way, I guess.
"That's the only way you've got to look at it. It wasn't necessarily our best effort in the first 60 [minutes]. We said we had to find a way somehow, and we did in the second overtime."
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask saved 53 shots, and the loss is the first time the Penguins have lost three straight this season.
But they have a slither of hope. The last team to blow a 3-0 lead in a best of seven series? The Boston Bruins in 2010 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
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