Penguins notebook: Bylsma likes response to adversity
By Jerry DiPaola
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:18 p.m.
Bylsma likesteam's focus
Coach Dan Bylsma said he likes the way the Penguins have responded to adversity in the series against Ottawa.
Not only did the Penguins need to recover from a double-overtime loss in Game 3, but they also fell behind, 2-1, after the first period of Game 4 before scoring six of the game's next seven goals.
“The building (Scotiabank Place) was as loud as it's been,” Bylsma said. “I like the way we kept playing, kept our focus.”
Bylsma added Beau Bennett and Jussi Jokinen to the lineup Wednesday, and he liked the results.
“After Game 3, playing double overtime, I thought it was important to bring some fresh guys into our lineup,” he said. “With Jokinen and Bennett, they did just that.
“Beau had several shifts in the offensive zone, hanging onto the puck, making plays that I haven't seen from some of our guys and some of our lines.”
The Penguins said they appreciate the support shown by the Pirates, who wore the hockey team's jerseys Thursday.
Neil Walker (No. 18) wore James Neal's No. 18, and Pedro Alvarez did the same for No. 24 Matt Cooke.
Bylsma promised to return the favor in the fall.
“I think you can definitely see a reciprocation when the Pirates are in their postseason run later this year,” he said.
Game 6, if necessary, will be played at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
— Jerry DiPaola
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