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Pens axe GM, retain Coach Bylsma

Pens axe GM, retain Coach Bylsma

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma gives instructions in the first period of game 1 of a second-round NHL playoff hockey series against the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh Friday, May 2, 2014. The Rangers won in overtime 3-2. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another disappointing playoff showing is causing changes with the Pittsburgh Penguins as expected. But surprisingly, general manager Ray Shero is the one that’s going and not coach Dan Bylsma.

Shero has been fired after the Penguins blew a 3-1 series lead and lost to the Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals just days ago. It’s the latest post-season flameout for the team that topped the Metropolitan Division and had visions of their first Stanley Cup since 2009.

There were inaccurate reports earlier that Bylsma was out, but team ownership says his status will be evaluated by the new general manager.

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