Pittsburgh Penguins coach laments his own players

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Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma is currently bitterly disappointed with the effort of his side as they struggle to get past the first round of the NHL playoffs. 

The Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets are currently tied in their Eastern Conference playoff series 2-2, with Sidney Crosby and Co serving up some debatable displays.

To say that Bylsma has not been pleased with his side so far is an understatement, and let he has let his feeling be known this week. 

Speaking to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Bylsma was particularly annoyed with his team's effort on hustle plays. 

“The work and compete and the battle level has probably been the most troubling thing. It has to be raised,” Bylsma told the Tribune Review. “It’s our puck battles. It’s our willingness to play in those areas and make it a tough game. Our whole team needs to be better in that regard.”

The series will be taken back to Pittsburgh on Saturday night. This will act as a huge opportunity for the Penguins to take back the initiative in the series. 

If they don’t put the effort in that Bylsma wants then they could be in some serious trouble.

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