Sidney Crosby bit off his words like they were stale beef jerky.

The topic was why the Penguins center swatted away the glove of Philadelphia winger Jakub Voracek as it lay on the ice following a scrum in the first period of Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Flyers.

"I don't like any guy on their team," Crosby said crossly. "His glove was near me. He went to pick it up, and I pushed it.

"I don't like him. I don't like any guy on their team."

Asked why he didn't just leave the glove alone, Crosby scowled.

"Guys are emotional," he said. "There's a lot of stuff going on out there. There's no reason to explain, why I have to sit here and say why I pushed a glove away. They're doing a lot of things out there, too. You know what? We don't like each other. Was I going to sit there and pick up his glove for him, or what was I supposed to do?