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Penguins' collapse complete after 2-1 loss to Rangers in Game 7

Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Penguins coach Dan Bylsma looks down at the bench after the Rangers scored during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penguins coach Dan Bylsma looks down at the bench after the Rangers scored during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Rangers' Brad Richards (19) celebrates his power-play goal with teammates during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Penguins Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers' Brad Richards (19) celebrates his power-play goal with teammates during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Penguins Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Rangers' Brian Boyle beats Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for a goal during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers' Brian Boyle beats Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for a goal during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Rangers celebrate as they beat the Penguins 2-1 in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers celebrate as they beat the Penguins 2-1 in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Sidney Crosby watches as coach Dan Bylsma leaves the ice after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Sidney Crosby watches as coach Dan Bylsma leaves the ice after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Rangers' Benoit Pouliot hits the Penguins' Jussi Jokinen during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers' Benoit Pouliot hits the Penguins' Jussi Jokinen during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Rangers' Brian Boyle scores on Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers' Brian Boyle scores on Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save on the Penguins' James Neal during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save on the Penguins' James Neal during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Jussi Jokinen's shot beats Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Jussi Jokinen's shot beats Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Jussi Jokinen celebrates his goal against the Rangers during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Jussi Jokinen celebrates his goal against the Rangers during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Rangers' Chris Kreider is called for holding the Penguins' Sidney Crosby during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers' Chris Kreider is called for holding the Penguins' Sidney Crosby during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' James Neal works the puck next to Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' James Neal works the puck next to Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Rangers celebrate Brad Richards' game winning goal against the Penguins during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers celebrate Brad Richards' game winning goal against the Penguins during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Rangers Brad Richards' shot beats Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for the game winning goal during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers Brad Richards' shot beats Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for the game winning goal during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save with the Penguins' James Neal in his face during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save with the Penguins' James Neal in his face during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Rangers' Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan ceelbrate a power play goal by Brad Richards during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Penguins Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers' Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan ceelbrate a power play goal by Brad Richards during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Penguins Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Brandon Sutter battles the Rangers' Martin St. Louis for the puck during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Brandon Sutter battles the Rangers' Martin St. Louis for the puck during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save on the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save on the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Rangers' Dominic Moore during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Rangers' Dominic Moore during the third period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Rangers' Brad Richards during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Rangers' Brad Richards during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Rangers' Dominic Moore celebrates with Brian Boyle after Boyle's goal against the Penguins during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers' Dominic Moore celebrates with Brian Boyle after Boyle's goal against the Penguins during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save on the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save on the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin and Craig Adams in the handshake line with the Rangers losing in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin and Craig Adams in the handshake line with the Rangers losing in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Sidney Crosby stands at the boards as coach Dan Bylsma leaves the ice after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Sidney Crosby stands at the boards as coach Dan Bylsma leaves the ice after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Penguins stand on the ice after losing to the Rangers in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins stand on the ice after losing to the Rangers in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Penguins stand around the bench after losing to the Rangers in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins stand around the bench after losing to the Rangers in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Penguins coach Dan Bylsma stands on the bench after the Rangers won Game 7 of a second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penguins coach Dan Bylsma stands on the bench after the Rangers won Game 7 of a second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Sidney Crosby talks with Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the handshake after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Sidney Crosby talks with Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the handshake after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury shakes hands with the Rangers' Brad Richards after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury shakes hands with the Rangers' Brad Richards after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Penguins coach Dan Bylsma watches from the bench after the Rangers scored during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penguins coach Dan Bylsma watches from the bench after the Rangers scored during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Rangers' Brian Boyle shakes hands with Penguins coach Dan Bylsma after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Rangers' Brian Boyle shakes hands with Penguins coach Dan Bylsma after Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Jussi Jokinen celebrates his goal with Evgeni Malkin and Matt Niskanen during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Jussi Jokinen celebrates his goal with Evgeni Malkin and Matt Niskanen during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Tanner Glass works against the Rangers' John Moore in front of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Tanner Glass works against the Rangers' John Moore in front of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury can't stop a power play goal by the Rangers' Brad Richards during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury can't stop a power play goal by the Rangers' Brad Richards during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Penguins coach Dan Bylsma has words with referee Kevin Pollock during the second period of Game 7 of a second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penguins coach Dan Bylsma has words with referee Kevin Pollock during the second period of Game 7 of a second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Rangers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin celebrates with Jussi Jokinen after Jokinen's goal against the Rangers during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin celebrates with Jussi Jokinen after Jokinen's goal against the Rangers during the second period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury skates from the net after giving up a goal to the Rangers' Brian Boyle during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury skates from the net after giving up a goal to the Rangers' Brian Boyle during the first period of Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 9:55 p.m.
 

The Penguins are finished.

Maybe not just for the season, either.

A 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night completed one of the most disappointing ends to any postseason in franchise history, and that is saying something given these last five years.

The Penguins blew a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, scoring just three goals in the final three contests and losing three of four overall at Consol Energy Center.

The Rangers, who played a ninth game in 15 days, will face Boston or Montreal in the Eastern Conference final.

The Penguins will awake to what promises to be several uncomfortable days — and probably weeks — after losing to a lower-seeded opponent for a fifth consecutive postseason since winning the Stanley Cup in 2009.

“There's always questions, and when expectations are high and you don't win, that's normal,” captain Sidney Crosby said after finishing the postseason with one goal in 13 games. “I'm sure there will be a lot of questions.”

Those questions already were being asked by majority co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle and CEO David Morehouse.

Penguins ownership will consider a sweeping overhaul that could include terminating general manager Ray Shero in addition to Dan Bylsma and the members of the coaching staff, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review. Ownership specifically is concerned about a perceived lack of accountability for players, overall team toughness and unproductive drafts, the sources said.

The sources also said Penguins ownership might not want to undergo a complete front-office shakeup with only about a month before the NHL Entry Draft.

No decisions have been made, and they will not be rushed, the sources said.

Shero and Bylsma have two years remaining on their contracts. Shero signed Bylsma and top assistants Tony Granato and Todd Reirden to extensions a few days after the Penguins were swept from the conference final by Boston last June.

Within a month, Shero also signed center Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang to eight-year extensions, re-signed wingers Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis, and added defenseman Rob Scuderi in free agency — all on multiyear deals.

The Penguins have played 27 home playoff games — each worth about $2 million to the team — since Consol Energy Center opened. However, the Penguins have won only 13 of those contests.

Since winning the Cup in 2009, the Penguins twice have blown a 3-1 series lead, lost three home Game 7s and dropped Games 1 and 2 of a series at home twice.

Winners of a combined two regular-season MVPs and four scoring titles, Crosby (four) and Malkin (seven) have struggled to score goals in the past four series they have played that the Penguins have lost. That is 11 combined goals in 24 games against Montreal (2010), Philadelphia (2012), Boston (2013) and New York (2014).

“It's rough right now,” said Malkin, who finished with six playoff goals but, like Crosby, failed to score after Game 5 against the Rangers. “But we'll see (about) next season.”

Crosby and Malkin hold full no-trade clauses, and they will combine to take up about 27 percent of the Penguins' projected salary cap next season.

They will be back, but the faces around them could be different. That includes their bosses.

Shero was honored as the NHL's General Manager of the Year for his work during the 2013 season. He was hired in May 2006. Bylsma, the 2011 Jack Adams Award winner as the NHL's top coach, was hired in February 2009. The Penguins went 18-3-4 under Bylsma to close that regular season then raced to four series wins to claim the Cup.

They since have lost five of nine playoff series and have failed to play for the Cup.

“Our ultimate goal is to win the Stanley Cup,” Bylsma said. “We haven't done that in five seasons. I haven't contemplated what the price is going to be or anything toward the future yet.”

Rob Rossi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at rrossi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @RobRossi_Trib.

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