PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — A day after making highly criticized comments regarding Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, coach Dan Bylsma and the Penguins-Flyers brawl from Sunday, NBC commentator Mike Milbury issued an apology.

“I reached out to David Morehouse and the Penguins about the comments I made,” Milbury said in a statement. “In hindsight, I realize what I said was inappropriate and wrong, and I want to apologize to the Penguins organization and their fans.”

Milbury was candid on a Philadelphia radio station Monday morning when discussing Sunday’s game and the events that led up to fights between players and a verbal shouting match between Penguins assistant Tony Granato and Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette.

Milbury on Bylsma:

“I thought that Dan Bylsma should have (taken) off his skirt and gone over there, I thought it was pathetic.”

Milbury on Crosby:

“Little goody two-shoes goes to the corner and gives the shot to Schenn. Schenn was late to the party. He should have turned around and drilled him right away. I guess better late than never. So Crosby gets cross-checked. Big whoop. He said after he came back from his 35th concussion that ‘I’m not going to do this anymore; I’m not going to get into the scrums. I’m going to stay away from that stuff.’ And he couldn’t help himself because there’s a little punk in Crosby. He’s not the perfect gentleman. He’s not that little sweet kid that you see in all those interviews with his hat pulled down over his eyes. I say, screw him. Hit him whenever you get the opportunity.

Milbury on the way the game ended:

“I thought it was great theater. I thought it was great TV. I thought we had some villains born yesterday. … The only thing that disappointed me from the Flyers side is that tough guy [and Flyers assistant Craig] Berube is holding back Laviolette. I thought he would have been pushing him forward.”

The Penguins and Flyers play Saturday in the season finale for both teams at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins news
NHL news
CBS Penguins
Shea-ved Ice Blog

Watch & Listen LIVE