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Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-6)


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Penguins fire 3 assistants following quick playoff exit

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins had a specific vision last summer when they examined the rubble of a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. General manager Jim Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff then spent the offseason revamping a team it believed would be good enough to return to the Stanley Cup.

It worked during the regular season. Then, following a four-month break, it didn't. The Penguins were outplayed by the seemingly overmatched Montreal Canadiens in the qualifying round, losing the best-of-five series in four games.

The result was "puzzling" to Rutherford and "disappointing" to Sullivan. And it ended up costing assistants Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi their jobs. The team announced Wednesday all three would not have their contracts renewed following a second straight postseason flameout. The contracts originally expired at the end of June but were temporarily extended for the playoffs.

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Leaders
Points: E. Malkin74
Plus/Minus: B. Dumoulin17
Shots on Goal: K. Letang177
PIM: E. Malkin58
Win: T. Jarry20
Shutouts: T. Jarry3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 221 (13)
Shots: 2204 (16)
PP%: 19.9% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 517 (24)
Assists: 374 (14)
SH Goals: 6 (15)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Washington 41 20 8 90
x-Philadelphia 41 21 7 89
x-Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86
x-Carolina 38 25 5 81
x-Columbus 33 22 15 81
x-NY Islanders 35 23 10 80
x-NY Rangers 37 28 5 79
New Jersey 28 29 12 68
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 196 (21)
Shots Against: 2051 (29)
PK%: 82.1% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 567 (20)
Shutouts: 4 (14)
Sv%: 0.904 (15)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/26 A. D'Orio Sent to minors Wheeling-ECHL
7/26 S. Poulin Sent to minors Sherbrooke-QMJHL
7/26 S. Miletic Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
7/12 K. Czuczman Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
7/12 P. Joseph Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
7/12 A. Johnson Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
7/12 S. Miletic Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
7/12 S. Poulin Called up from minors from Sherbrooke-QMJHL
7/12 P. Varone Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
7/12 C. DeSmith Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
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