Crosby reclaims pre-game spot in tunnel from Marleau


When the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped their six game losing streak last Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators, the team made headlines when Sidney Crosby broke a 14-year pre-game tradition of coming out of the tunnel second last. Crosby gave his spot to newcomer Patrick Marleau and the team won it's next game on Thursday as well. It looked like a new tradition may have been born, Marleau took the spot for a third time on Saturday against the Capitals, but the Pens lost and Marleau is no longer coming out second last.




In Sunday's game against the Hurricanes, Crosby took back his familiar place for the last fourteen years coming out second last with Evgeni Malkin being the last man out for the Penguins. Old habits are hard to break and Marleau has stated that "I'll line up where he wants me to." The Penguins lost to the Hurricanes 6-2.

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