Jeff Zatkoff

It was my wife’s birthday Wednesday. We went out to dinner (just like every other night), and as we finished up dessert, I couldn’t help but think about Sidney Crosby.

People always ask me, “What’s Sid like? What makes Sid so great?” Well, I do believe I have found the secret to his success.

It’s dessert.

He loves dessert, and it has been the driving force behind our playoff push.

From Magnolia Bakery in New York, to Georgetown Cupcakes, he refuses to be denied.

So if you’re ever questioning that dessert at the end of dinner, just remember, Sidney Crosby would … and it has worked out well for him.

—  Jeff Zatkoff

Listening to the Steve Dangle Podcast episode where Chris Johnston (a Sportsnet writer) guest hosts (”Heeere’s Johnny!”), and he told a story about how when the Pens played in Toronto this season, Zatkoff made a video of all of Phil’s “scrapes” with the media and played it on the team bus on the way to the ACC.

(Also apparently he told Phil they knew it was hard to come back to Toronto)

JEFF ZATKOFF IS A DELIGHT AND THIS TEAM IS TOO MUCH.

Back Row: Jordan Cole, Georgann White (Bennett), Kristin Zatkoff & Avery Lovejoy

Middle Row: Maureen Kunitz, Veronique Larosee, Kathy Leutner (Crosby) & Kayla Ermold (Dumoulin)

Front Row: Katherine Donnelly (Clendening) & Sandra Pereira (Kessel)