Guentzel blames himself heavily for the Penguins' elimination

Published May 28, 2021 at 2:17 PM

Guentzel was more distraught by the whole series and blamed himself for the elimination. While several fans are pointing the finger at goalie Tristan Jarry, Guentzel held some harsh words directed at himself on how he could have done more, saying that he felt he «let a lot of people down.»

«I thought I had chances, had shots. I got to find a better way to produce and do my job there, so I take a lot of responsibility for that. I let a lot of people down. I just got to find a way to put the puck in the net and make plays and be better there.»

Captain Crosby felt the entire team gave its all and how close they came to making it to the second round, against the Boston Bruins.

«This year I felt like we had a good group, and we did a lot of good things,» Crosby said. «I think we easily could have made a run. I feel pretty confident about this group and in saying that with the way that we were trending and the way we finished the year. But it's a fine line in the playoffs.»

However, it sounded like Guentzel will be haunted a while by his lack of production in this postseason This is how he plans on getting ready for the 2021-22 season.

"Physically get stronger. I'm excited to get in the weight room. It's going to be a good summer just because this left a sour taste in my mouth, and I know I got to be a lot better."

Credit: HockeyFeed
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Guentzel blames himself heavily for the Penguins' elimination

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