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Sidney Crosby, Penguins eyeing change after another early postseason exit

  • Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby listens to a reporter's question in the Penguins' locker room at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 15, 2014. When Crosby lifted the Stanley Cup in triumph on that warm night in Detroit five years ago, it was supposed to mark the beginning of hockey's next dynasty. That hasn't materialized.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby listens to a reporter's question in the Penguins' locker room at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 15, 2014. When Crosby lifted the Stanley Cup in triumph on that warm night in Detroit five years ago, it was supposed to mark the beginning of hockey's next dynasty. That hasn't materialized. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, left, is surrounded by reporters in the Penguins' locker room during locker clean out day at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, left, is surrounded by reporters in the Penguins' locker room during locker clean out day at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby answers a reporter's question in the Penguins' locker room during locker clean out day at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby answers a reporter's question in the Penguins' locker room during locker clean out day at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby says it's on the players to take responsibility for another playoff disappointment.

Crosby brushed aside reports of a rift between the team and coach Dan Bylsma, whose status is in question after the Penguins lost to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Crosby called those kinds of reports "normal" in the wake of an early postseason exit.

Crosby scored only one goal in 13 playoff games but said he didn't feel he was off his game. He added the players and coaches were in it together after the Rangers won the final three games of the series to rally from a 3-1 deficit.