Found April 24, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, Ray Shero had a perfectly sensible reaction to the Pittsburgh Penguins getting bounced in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Penguins general manager met with the media Tuesday for the first time since they were eliminated Sunday by their cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, and essentially said, hey, stuff happens. Considering the cries of blow it up or full-page newspaper advertisements of apology that often accompany failure in the NHL these days, it was a nice change. Shero noted there are problems with his team’s defensive game (“Over six games [in the playoffs] and in the last 11 games of the regular season it failed us.”) but he is not about to embark on a massive rebuilding effort. He pointed out much of the same group won the 2009 Stanley Cup and even though the Penguins have now gone three years without getting to the Eastern Conference final he still believes in them. “Our leadership, our character, those ...

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Early exit leaves Penguins humbled

The Pittsburgh Penguins never stopped believing they could beat the Philadelphia Flyers. Not when the Flyers won the first three games of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series. Not when the Flyers raced to a quick lead in Game 4. Not even in the waning moments of Game 6, when an unlikely comeback died in a surprisingly one-sided 5-1 loss. The Penguins began the playoffs...

John Toperzer: Pens rally falls short with season-ending Game 6 loss

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For yours truly, watching on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Penguins fell to the Philadelphia Flyers was like watching the end of the world as we know it. I forgot for about 24 hours that other teams were still playing in their drive towards the Cup and that in fact, the WHL and NHL post seasons were in full swing. After hearing that Florida and New Jersey were in a heated battle and Phoenix...
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