Former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma brings his new team, the Buffalo Sabres, to Pittsburgh to face Mike Johnston tomorrow night at the CONSOL Energy Center. Itâ€™s the second time a former Pens coach faced his coaching replacement. Byslma took over for Michel Therrien on Feb. 15, 2009 and went on to lead the Penguins to their third Stanley Cup Championship. The two met on March 2, 2013 when Therrien’s Canadiens lost to the Penguins, 7-6, in overtime.
Hereâ€™s a look at former Pens coaching records v. Pittsburgh:
Red Kelly / Toronto: Â 3-9-2
Red Sullivan / Washington: 1-2-0
Bob Berry / St. Louis: 1-1-2
Scott Bowman/ Detroit 6-7-1
Kevin Constantine/ New Jersey 2-0-0
Michel Therrien / Montreal 3-6-0
Ex-coaches debut against the Penguins:
11/20/1974 â€“ Red Kellyâ€™s Maple Leafs lost to Pittsburgh, 8-5.
2/26/1975 â€“ Red Sullivanâ€™s Capitals were defeated by the Penguins, 3-1
10/29/1992 â€“ Bob Berryâ€™s Blues beat Pittsburgh, 6-4
11/13/1993 â€“ Scott Bowmanâ€™s Red Wings defeated Pittsburgh, 7-3
2/9/2002 â€“ Kevin Constantineâ€™s Devils defeated Pittsburgh, 2-1
3/2/2013 – Michel Therrien’s Montreal Canadiens lost to Pittsburgh, 7-6 in overtime