Jun 7, 2013, 11:20 PM EST
Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma praised his team’s work in the last two games of the 2013 Eastern Conference finals, saying they “fought as hard as any game I’ve been a part of” in Game 3. That doesn’t mean he’s sugarcoating the letdown, however.
Bylsma acknowledged the significant expectations the team brought into the playoffs, which the team didn’t live up to in being swept by the Boston Bruins.
“Our team considered itself capable of winning a Stanley Cup. Those were our expectations from day one,” Bylsma said. “Coming up short [of Stanley Cup] is no question disappointing. No question you’re going to look at this as a missed opportunity.”
It remains to be seen if he’ll get another chance with the Penguins next season.
- Seriously? Stress fracture sidelines Columbus’ Jenner for 1-2 months 4
- Julien chides Bruins’ offense for too many cute plays 25
- Sens roll over Ducks, who ‘weren’t ready’ 6
- Flyers’ Mason tweaked back, will miss weekend games 10
- Gordie Howe makes ‘amazing’ recovery following stem cell treatment in Mexico 15
- Video: Penguins’ spoof of ‘Christmas Vacation’ is pretty good 16
- Mason hurt, helped off ice at end of Flyers practice 8
- Could Vermette land in Washington? 8
- Pens confirm Maatta has the mumps 5
- As holiday roster freeze approaches, Bruins linked to Oshie, Kassian 27