It was bad enough that they had to watch their cross state rivals celebrate a World Series victory on Wednesday night, but Thursday didn't get any better in Western Pennsylvania.
While they were still shaking the visuals of Phillie fans in full flight of emotion (and little rioting on the side) out of their heads, the next thing that popped up was the pictures from Arizona of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby leaving the ice, with no further shifts scheduled in the near future.
The Pens have been very tight lipped about the injury, declining to identify the nature of it, nor speculate on whether his departure will be a long running requirement.
Crosby suffered the undisclosed injury (though rumours persist it is a rib problem) in the third period of the Pens 4-1 loss to the Coyotes in Glendale on Thursday night, initially described as a day to day situation.
An injury listing that has many Pens fans thinking back to just last year and his high ankle troubles that took him off the ice for 29 games.
They say that bad news comes in threes, if the Steelers are paying attention they had best lock up their best players for the next few days, keeping them out of harms way while this dark cloud passes through the Pittsburgh area.
National Post-- Crosby injured during Pens' loss to Coyotes
Pittsburgh Tribune Review-- Crosby injured in Pens' loss
Pittsburgh Post Gazette-- Crosby leaves injured in 4-1 loss to Coyotes