Sitting Crosby wasn't the only reason I thought they threw it. It just looked like they didn't care, they weren't trying all that hard to score. I mean they had 10 pp opportunities and didn't score once. But each goal for them on April 2 came from the PP.
Sometimes the PP is a can't miss and other times it's not - that's just how it goes.
They also didn't have Crosby anchoring it this time.
I agree that they looked sluggish, but I doubt it was because of their intent on throwing the game. I think they just played poorly.