Penguins coach Dan Bylsma lost the game last night. It wasn’t a bad play, it wasn’t a better team, it’s wasn’t poor play by his team, it wasn’t the drop play that Bylsma kept referring to in his post game interview.
It was bad coaching.
It is 100% Dan Bylsma’s inability to go for the kill is what lost last night’s double overtime game against the Ottawa Senators. It is not just the matter of the one game. It’s what could have been a 3-0 series with Ottawa’s hope decimated is now a 2-1 series with Ottawa having the momentum swing in their favor.
You would think after losing a game to the Islanders using the same prevent defense plan the Dan Bylsma would have learned his lesson. In his post game interview Bylsma said “We went to a possession powerplay there with the time”. He also mentioned the powerplay line was mid change. It was obvious that he didn’t get the full line change he wanted and perhaps Evgeni Malkin didn’t change like he was supposed to. That is not