The Pens were largely overmatched in the final against Detroit. As the hockey world watched, anticipating a classic clash, Crosby never really rose to the occasion, largely due to an ankle injury and a nagging rib problem.
"It wasn't so much my ankle as it was my ribs," Crosby said.
"My ankle is good now. I rested my whole body over the summer."
In the PG today it said that Coach Therrien was having his rib injury looked at again.
Would be difficult to stand during games with pain when breathing.