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Penguins and Capitals expect Crosby to respond in Game 2

Step it up, Sidney Crosby. The Pittsburgh Penguins can't win this playoff series without you.

Crosby was ineffective offensively and on the ice for three Washington Capitals goals Thursday night in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime loss in Game 1. His line was shut down by the Capitals' top trio of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie, something that Crosby can't let happen again in Game 2 on Saturday night.

"You don't like being on for goals, definitely not," Crosby said Friday. "I don't think we need to change a thing. We need to make sure we're paying attention to the right things and not giving them easy things, but they're a good line and they're...