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.
- Video: Couture fined $5K for slew-footing Smith 22
- Time to start winning — Bruins’ next four games are against non-playoff teams 17
- Burgled: Sens’ Hammond shuts out Kings 14
- Wild get important win vs. Preds (and some luck, too) 41
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs 66
- Panthers acquire Jagr from Devils 29
- Trotz doesn’t see a ‘big, sexy, difference-maker guy’ on the market 17
- What’s up with the reports of problems in the Blackhawks’ room? 40
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight 82
- Lombardi happy to get ‘one of the better defenseman on the market’ in Sekera 3
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight (82)
- ‘I don’t know why we’re so comfortable,’ says Toews after loss to Avalanche (69)
- Report: Alex Petrovic avoids discipline after injuring Patrick Kane (68)
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs (66)
- Lindros files $3M defamation lawsuit against ex-referee Stewart (Updated: Now $250K) (65)