Pens Report – maintenance day for Kris
Pens head coach Dan Bylsma said that Asham and Letang had maintenances days and will be back with the team for practice tomorrow.
Coachspeak with Dan Bylsma:
On how Letang’s play improves with Letang:
You just see it with Brooks Orpik and his goal. It carries over to our other players. Kris is a talented guy. We’re playing in the offensive zone. It’s an extended shift. Our defensemen start to move, get mobile and get to the middle of the ice. Sid makes the backhand pass to Brooks Orpik. That’s what it does. More so for Kris Letang. You make good plays and execution out of the D-zone, good neutral zone transition plays, get in the offensive zone and spend time there, you’re able to move and get open. That’s what it does for Kris Letang more so than any of our other defensemen. You can see it with Orpik reading the situation, moving to the middle of the ice and getting a pass, scoring his second goal of the year.