Penguins coach Dan Bylsma told reporters on the first day of training camp Wednesday that Kobasew will have a chance to compete for a spot among the bottom six forwards. Pittsburgh is looking for replacements for Matt Cooke, who left as a free agent, and Tyler Kennedy, who was traded to San Jose, on the third line.
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk