Disco Dan Returns to Pittsburgh (former coaches records)

Disco Dan Returns to Pittsburgh (former coaches records)

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. It’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.

Here’s a look at former Pens coaching records v. Pittsburgh:
Red Kelly / Toronto:  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 – Red Kelly’s Maple Leafs lost to Pittsburgh, 8-5.
2/26/1975 – Red Sullivan’s Capitals were defeated by the Penguins, 3-1
10/29/1992 – Bob Berry’s Blues beat Pittsburgh, 6-4
11/13/1993 – Scott Bowman’s Red Wings defeated Pittsburgh, 7-3
2/9/2002 – Kevin Constantine’s Devils defeated Pittsburgh, 2-1
3/2/2013 – Michel Therrien’s Montreal Canadiens lost to Pittsburgh, 7-6 in overtime

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