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PHILADELPHIA -- As soon as warmups began, the familiar boos for Sidney Crosby reverberated through the arena. Steven Berghuis Jersey . Flyers fans had long perfected that chorus against Philadelphias top antagonist. The sound grew louder after the final horn -- this time directed at the home team, the one buried in last place in the NHL. Crosby, Jussi Jokinen and Chris Kunitz scored goals, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Thursday night. The Penguins were the latest team to stomp the cellar-dwelling Flyers. Off to their worst start after eight games, the Flyers are 1-7 and mired in last place, with only a miserable two points. Consider, the Flyers have had more head coaches (2) than wins (1) this season. "Weve got to start believing in each other, believing in ourselves, and going out and play hockey like we can," coach Craig Berube said. Clearly, the coaching switch from Peter Laviolette, fired after an 0-3 start, to Berube isnt working. Evgeni Malkin added an empty-net goal in the final seconds, and Marc-Andre Fleury made an early lead stand with 24 saves. Fleury is 6-0 and has more wins than all but one team in the East. "He looks strong the whole season. He looked strong in the game," Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said. All the Penguins looked strong against the Flyers. The Penguins outplayed them from the opening faceoff, and nearly doubled the Flyers in shots through two periods. Crosby, who has 29 career goals against the Flyers, has a career-best, seven-game point streak to start the season. Unlike their cross-state rivals, the Penguins (6-1) are riding high atop the East. "Its nice to get rewarded early on, and to build some confidence and momentum," Crosby said. Wayne Simmonds had the lone goal for the Flyers, who have yet to score more than two in a game this season. The Penguins grabbed control for good in the second period, taking shot after point-blank shot at Steve Mason. At one point, the Penguins camped out in the Philadelphia zone and held a 20-8 shots advantage. Sprawled on the ice, Mason made two straight fantastic saves against Matt Kiskanen and Deryk Engelland. Again, the Flyers couldnt generate offence. Matt Read made a sweet steal at the blue line and took off on a breakaway but then whiffed from the circle. He slammed his stick against the boards on his shift change. The Flyers later failed on three attempts to clear the puck, and Jokinen pounced, scoring his fourth goal of the season for the 1-0 lead. Jokinen scored on Pittsburghs 22nd shot. The punchless Flyers didnt attempt their first shot of the second until 10 1-2 minutes in. "When youre only scoring one goal a game, its tough to win hockey games," Mason said. Kunitz punched in a rebound with 7:45 left for a 2-0 lead. Yet, as badly as they were outplayed, the Flyers hung tight. Simmonds screened Fleury and redirected Claude Girouxs shot with 2 seconds left to make it 2-1 and end Philadelphias 0 for 18 power-play skid. Giroux has had a miserable season and hasnt scored a goal. As captain, Giroux has taken the public stand that the Flyers can still turn around the season. "Tonight is going to be a game to bring the fans back on our side and show them were a good team and can win games," he said after the morning skate. So much for that. "Obviously, thats how I felt," Giroux said. "I think if we would have won that game, it would have been a big turning point. But it didnt happen." Crosbys tip-in with 2:32 left for his sixth goal of the season sealed the win. Giroux hooked Malkin only 1:01 into the game, and the Flyers were whistled for two penalties in the opening 6 minutes. Simmonds misfired on an open net, and Jakub Voracek got cute on an open look and failed on a backhander when he could have flicked in the puck. The Penguins won 12 of 20 faceoffs in the first, and dominated the rest of the way. About the only reason for Flyers fans to cheer came in the second intermission when the public address announcer said an assist had been taken away from Crosby. He entered with an NHL-high 12 points (five goals, seven assists). Crosby, though, got the point back. "You really just focus on your work ethic and making sure youre committed to doing what you need to do every night," Crosby said. "Sometimes, it doesnt work out that way, especially early on. But we found a way to win games for different reasons." NOTES: Flyers D Kimmo Timonen sustained a lower-body injury late in the second and didnt return. ... The Penguins have scored at least three goals in every game this season. Patrick van Aanholt Jersey . Cesar said the difficulties he went through after the 2010 World Cup helped him become "a better professional" and made him "more focused" on his career. 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The IOC was considering the sanction in light of the latest report into state-sponsored Russian doping, and the Court of Arbitration for Sports decision to uphold a ban on 68 of the countrys track-and-field competitors.But it will now be down to individual sports federations to decide if their Russian members can go to Rio, although the IOC board has provided a list of criteria that must be met between now and the start of the Games on August 5. No athlete guilty of a previous doping offence will be allowed to compete, even if he or she has served the sanction. The head of cyclings governing body Brian Cookson backs the IOCs decision not to introduce a blanket ban on Russia at the upcoming Olympics And federations must carry out an individual analysis of each athletes anti-doping record, taking into account only reliable adequate international tests.All athletes cleared to compete must have their places upheld by an expert from CAS list of independent arbitrators and will then be subject to a rigorous additional out-of-competition testing programme.IOC president Thomas Bach defended the decision to open the door to some Russian participation, saying: Its fine to talk about collective responsibility, but at the end of the day you have to be able to look in the eyes of every athlete concerned. Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said he was grateful for the IOC decision And Russias sports minister Vitaly Mutko said: We are vvery grateful to the executive committee for the decision. Gregory van der Wiel Jersey. We do realise the complexity of problem that faced the IOC when they got the report. We do understand the need to discuss the problem, but we are grateful that when the committee considered the right of each athlete they realised that those who are clean from doping have the right to participate.The World Anti-Doping Agency had led calls for a blanket ban this month after a report it commissioned uncovered evidence of systematic manipulation of urine samples at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.Russias anti-doping agency was already suspended in the wake of previous findings, and the International Association of Athletics Federations took the decision in November to ban the countrys track-and-field competitors from international action.Speaking after the IOC verdict, IAAF boss Seb Coe said his organisation was ready to advise other sports between now and Rio.We have created and been through the process, he said. We know how hard it is emotionally and rationally to get the process right. Yuliya Stepanova has been invited to the Rio Games but will not be allowed to compete Yuliya Stepanova, meanwhile, the 800m runner whose evidence first alerted the authorities to state-sponsored doping in Russia, has been told she cannot compete in Rio as a neutral athlete.The IOC board sought the advice of its Ethic Commission, which said the circumstances in which she denounced the doping practices which she had used herself, do not satisfy the ethical requirements for an athlete to enter the Olympic Games.As a Russian with a doping offence on her record, Stepanova would have fallen foul of the IOCs strict criteria in any case, although her role as a whistle-blower was recognised with an invitation to the Games.Furthermore, a statement said, the IOC is ready to support Mrs Stepanova so that she can continue her sports career and potentially join a National Olympic Committee.The decision to ban Stepanova was immediately branded incomprehensible by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, whose head Travis Tygart also said the call to hand responsibility to individual sports had left a confusing mess.The UK Governments sports minister Tracey Crouch said: While this is solely a decision for the IOC the scale of the evidence...arguably pointed to stronger sanctions. 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