PITTSBURGH -- Through the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been good enough to overcome just about any deficit. But it's been quite the opposite through two games of the Eastern Conference Final.
Pittsburgh trails the best-of-7 series, 2-0, against the Boston Bruins in advance of Game 3 Wednesday night at TD Garden (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS). A big reason is the Penguins have been trailing in games early and often.
"Very early on [Monday] night, we got behind by a goal and then the second goal ... and we got off our game plan," Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said after practice Tuesday. "We got off our individual games by trying to get back a goal or goals by one play, by one instance, by one situation, and it got us off a path and we deviated from the game plan in an effort to do so."