While he wasn’t looking, Mike Sullivan was carving out a legacy that includes something unmatched in the rich history of Pittsburgh Penguins coaches.
Sullivan on Monday reached 44 playoff coaching wins as Penguins coach with the team’s 7-2 pasting of the New York Rangers in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. That surpasses Dan Bylsma’s previous high mark of 43.
“I wasn’t aware of that until after the game,” Sullivan said. “I don’t really give a whole lot of thought to that kind of stuff, quite honestly, because we’re so immersed in the moment right now.”