WATCH: Penguins top Sharks in overtime to win Game 2

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t have an easy time besting the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday, with the game eventually heading to overtime after a third-period San Jose equalizer, but they came out on top thanks to 23-year-old Conor Sheary. Less than three minutes into the extra frame, Sheary was in a perfect spot to take advantage of captain Sidney...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Johnston returns to the Portland Winterhawks

Johnston returns to the Winterhawks after 18 months in the NHL. He'll be head coach, general manager and a vice president with Portland, the team he guided to success for six seasons.
Via The Oregonian
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: local man finds graph that shows Penguins play better under Mike Sullivan than Mike Johnston

A stunning development overnight showed a local Pittsburgh man discovering advanced stats showed the Penguins are better under Mike Sullivan than Mike Johnston: — DKLunaticCommentor (@DKPGHLunatic) January 30, 2016 It is also being reported that advanced stats improve when a team is scoring more goals, playing better defense, getting Sidney Crosby...
Via The Pensblog
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Coaching Thoughts: Goodbye, Mike Johnston. Hello, Mike Sullivan.

The Mike Johnston Era From start to finish, the Mike Johnston era was one of disarray and disconnect. That is not meant to be a shot at Johnston either. It started with the weird week of coaching rumors that presumably sent guys like Willie Desjardins fleeing the scene before Johnston was hired. It included a hot start for the offense and powerplay, followed by the mumps, followed...
Via The Pensblog
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins fire Mike Johnston, Mike Sullivan named new coach

Today it was announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins relieved head coach Mike Johnston of his head coaching duties. He will be replaced by Mike Sullivan, who is as of this moment the new full time head coach. In addition to Mike Johnston’s firing, they also let assistant coach Gary Agnew go. Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had a slew of tweets from the post firing press...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins fire Johnston; Ex-Bruins coach Sullivan takes over

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins' slow start cost Mike Johnston his job.The Penguins fired Johnston and assistant Gary Agnew on Saturday morning with the high-profile team languishing in the middle of the pack in the crowded Metropolitan Division.Mike Sullivan, who was head coach of the Boston Bruins from 2003-06 and was serving as the coach of Pittsburgh's affiliate in the...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Fire Head Coach Mike Johnston and Assistant Gary Agnew

After another close loss, more questions about Sprong and a lack of scoring, and more typical Mike Johnston looks, the Penguins relieved their head coach of his duties on Saturday morning. Gary Agnew has also been let go, while Rick Tocchet keeps his job and Jacques Martin moves into an assistant coach position.  Mike Sullivan, who has gone 18-5 with the Baby Pens this year, takes...
Via The Pensblog
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Mike Johnston on the hot seat?

It’s been a painfully slow start to the season for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who sit in sixth place in the Metropolitan Division with a 3-4 record through seven games. With upcoming games against two 6-1 teams (the Nashville Predators on Saturday and Washington Capitals on Wednesday), the Penguins could legitimately be looking at a 3-6 record. In a talented division, getting far...
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Johnston To Be Named Pittsburgh Penguins’ Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins finally have found their new bench boss. Mike Johnston will be named the Penguins’ new head coach on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports Johnston’s contract is a three-year deal, and the Pens are expected to make the move official on Wednesday afternoon. Mike Johnston expected to officially ne named coach of the Penguins...
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Interesting points on Mike Johnston

Still don’t like the thought of a junior coach runnning the show, but hey, it is better than no coach. The PG dug up some coaching philosophy that Mike Johnston deploys. According to most, he is the favorite to get the Penguins job. Here are some of his talking points: SIX KEYS TO OFFENSIVE SUCCESS 1. Be a First Pass Team • Defense needs to look for the smart play • Allow...
Via The Pensblog
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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