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Penguins’ Scuderi not worried about criticism

New York Rangers  v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Five

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 9: Rob Scuderi #4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dominic Moore #28 of the New York Rangers battle for position while chasing down a loose puck in the first period in Game Five of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 9, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. New York defeated Pittsburgh 5-1. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Jamie Sabau

Rob Scuderi is hearing it in Pittsburgh. The Penguins’ veteran defenseman has drawn the ire of criticism from fans and media for his performance in these Stanley Cup playoffs.

Now, it’s fair to say the entire Penguins team should be put in the spotlight for their effort in a Game 5 loss to the New York Rangers on Friday. As a result, the series was extended to a sixth game. The Penguins failed this time in an opportunity to advance to the Eastern Conference final.

Scuderi, 35, brings a wealth of post-season experience, having won two Stanley Cups - once with Pittsburgh and once with L.A.

“I don’t really worry about that stuff,” Scuderi told “Certainly, you want to be playing well. You want to be on top of your game, but I don’t worry about outside influences that much. I just try to do what I know has worked for me in the past and what I think will continue to bring me success in the future.”

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