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T.J. Oshie master of shootout for U.S. men's hockey team

T.J. Oshie master of shootout for U.S. men's hockey team

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- T.J. went four-for-five in shootout Saturday at Olympics, which is exactly why he was selected for the U.S. men's hockey team.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Winnipeg 5

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Matt Niskanen rifled home a slap shot for the go-ahead goal in the third period Sunday, rallying Pittsburgh over Winnipeg 6-5 for a 12th straight home win.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1

DETROIT, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby had two goals Saturday in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win over Detroit Saturday but the Penguins lost high-scoring center Evgeni Malkin to an injury.
Coach Dan Bylsma given contract extension by Pittsburgh

Coach Dan Bylsma given contract extension by Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, June 12 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma was given a two-year contract extension, Wednesday, the NHL said.

NHL fines coaches LaViolette, Granato

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers head Coach Peter Laviolette and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Tony Granato were fined Monday for a weekend incident involving the clubs.

Crosby still has concussion symptoms

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Injured hockey superstar Sidney Crosby is continuing to experience concussion symptoms, Pittsburgh Penguins head Coach Dan Bylsma said Wednesday.
Crosby scores twice in long-awaited return

Crosby scores twice in long-awaited return

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby made an impressive return to the ice Monday after missing almost a year due to a concussion.
Penguins' Bylsma gets contract extension

Penguins' Bylsma gets contract extension

PITTSBURGH, March 9 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma was given a contract extension that links him to the NHL team through the 2013-14 season, the team said Wednesday.
Penguins' Malkin has knee ligament tears

Penguins' Malkin has knee ligament tears

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has sustained two knee ligament tears, head Coach Dan Bylsma announced Saturday.
Penguins' Malkin to miss all-star game

Penguins' Malkin to miss all-star game

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A sinus infection will keep Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin out of this weekend's NHL All-Star Game, his coach said Tuesday.
Penguins' Goligoski out 2-3 weeks

Penguins' Goligoski out 2-3 weeks

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost defenseman Alex Goligoski for two- to three weeks with a lower body injury, team officials said Monday.

Pittsburgh loses Gonchar to broken wrist

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar for 4-6 weeks because of a broken left wrist.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Chicago 4 (OT)

CHICAGO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal 1:36 into overtime Friday night and the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a hat trick by Jonathan Toews to defeat Chicago 5-4.
NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 4

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 4

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Sergei Gonchar scored his first goal this season Thursday to break up a tie game 7:18 into the third period and give Pittsburgh a 5-4 win over Montreal.
Penguins fire Michel Therrien

Penguins fire Michel Therrien

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins fired Coach Michel Therrien Sunday and named Dan Bylsma interim coach.
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Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma watches second period action during the season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers at in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 7, 2010. The Penguins lost 3-2 to the Flyers in their first game at their new building. UPI/Archie Carpenter
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Dan Bylsma (pronounced 'BILES-mah') (born September 19, 1970) is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) as of February 15, 2009, replacing Michel Therrien. Prior to coaching the Penguins, he played as a forward in the NHL and coached in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was drafted in the sixth round (109th Overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, by the Winnipeg Jets. On June 12, 2009, four months after becoming head coach in Pittsburgh, Dan Bylsma coached the Penguins to their third Stanley Cup Championship in 7 games over the Detroit Red Wings.

During his high-school days, Bylsma was a standout in many sports, including golf, baseball, and ice hockey. Bylsma graduated from Western Michigan Christian High School where he won the Class D golf individual championship as a freshman. He also played baseball and was the starting left fielder as a freshman on Christian's 1985 State championship team. In his senior year, he was a member of the all-state all-class "Dream Team" (the best player at each position in the state - all classes), and won many regional baseball honors.

Bylsma played amateur hockey in Muskegon Junior Hockey, Norton Shores Recreational Leagues, and Grand Rapids GRAHA before playing Junior "B" hockey in Canada for the St. Marys Lincolns of the Ontario Hockey Association. Bylsma went on to play college hockey at Bowling Green State University from 1988–1992 and was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in his freshman year. He was twice selected to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association All Academic Team and once earned Honorable Mention. He was a Bowling Green Scholar Athlete all four years and won the Jack Gregory Award for the highest grade point average on the team in his Sophomore season and the Howard Brown Coaches' Award for excellence in his Senior year. Bylsma is one of few players in the CCHA to have scored a short handed goal while his team was two men short.

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