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Jeff Gross

A pilot on JetBlue isn't a fan of Crosby.

According to CBS Sports and various Twitter accounts, there was a crying baby on a Pittsburgh-to-Boston flight Tuesday that just happened to include much of the media covering the NHL Eastern Conference final.

Upon hearing the baby, the pilot asked over the loudspeaker: “Is that Sidney Crosby in back of our plane?”

The media chortled. Crosby, who has yet to score a point in the series, has a reputation for complaining to the officials when things aren’t going Pittsburgh’s way.

Campbell will be out the remainder of the playoffs.

The Bruins confirmed Campbell will miss the rest of the playoffs with a broken right fibula after he blocked an Evgeni Malkin shot midway through the second period of Boston's 2-1 double overtime win in Game 3.

"We talked about it," Campbell's linemate Shawn Thornton said. "We don't want it to go to waste. We want to play well for him.

"That's the type of player he is. He sacrifices his body, not just in the playoffs, that's how he is all the time. He will be missed."

A big part of the Bruins success has been their balanced, four-line attack. Campbell is one of Boston's toughest players and best penalty killers.


Jagr is a gym rat.

John Dellapina is now the NHL's senior director of media relations. When Jagr was a Ranger, Dellapina covered the team for The New York Daily News.

"I remember dealing with Jags in Pittsburgh, you could barely get a word out of him," Dellapina said Thursday. "I hated the way he was portrayed as a prima donna; he works his ass off. I was told, 'You don't know the half of it, you should see what he does at night."

So, he went up to Jagr and asked about the late-evening workouts.

"He said, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, but you can never write about it.' There were two reasons: the first was, 'I've got something going for me here and I don't want let everyone in on it.' Number two, he didn't want to make a big deal about it. He didn't want to be seen as grandstanding."