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Bylsma: Penguins need an attitude adjustment

Tomas Vokoun

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 3: Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal with teammates in front of Tomas Vokoun #92 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on June 3, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t out of this series, but they have to get right back on track after their crushing 6-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.

This isn’t the first time this talented Penguins team has suffered a breakdown in 2013, but they’ve adjusted in the past. After Monday’s game, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was asked what Pittsburgh needs to do differently going forward.

“I think the biggest thing is our attitude,” Bylsma said. “And that was a big adjustment for our team earlier in the season, and that’s what it’s going to have to be, how we reset and how we get refocused and how we go into Boston.”

Bylsma added that he was surprised by how the Penguins have played over their last five periods, but he can’t say the same about the Boston Bruins’ performance.

“I don’t think they’ve given us any surprise with how they play or what to expect from their team,” Bylsma said. “I think when they have gotten leads in these two games, they’ve been very good.

“And when we’ve looked for offense or tried to create offense on our own, they’ve been very good at being solid defensively in how they play, but that’s not anything we didn’t expect from the team we’re playing.”

Game 3 will be in Boston on Wednesday (8:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN).


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