PITTSBURGH - The Penguins' remarkable mid-season turnaround has prompted the team to remove the interim tag from coach Dan Bylsma's title.
Penguins general manager Ray Shero said the team's performance under Bylsma made the decision "very easy."
Bylsma led the Penguins to an impressive 18-3-4 record over the last 25 games of the regular season after taking over for Michel Therrien on Feb. 15.
The Penguins secured the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and won their first-round playoff series over the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2. The Penguins await their opponent for the second round.
The team was informed of the decision before Tuesday's practice.
Bylsma and the team agreed to a multi-year contract on Monday night. Terms were not disclosed.