Penguins Fire Their Head Coach

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
The Pittsburgh Penguins have fired coach Michel Therrien, a year after he led the team to the Stanley Cup finals.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with teammates after Marian Hossa, right, of Slovakia scored the first goal of the game against the New York Rangers in the first period during Game 3 of an NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series, Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have fired coach Michel Therrien, a year after he led the team to the Stanley Cup finals.

Dan Bylsma, coach of the team's AHL affiliate in
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, will be interim coach with 25 games
remaining in the NHL season.

Even with standouts Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the
Penguins have struggled to a 27-25-5 record this season and have
the 10th-best record in the Eastern Conference.

The Penguins lost to the Detroit Red Wings in six games in last
year's Stanley Cup finals.


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