Pittsburgh Penguins Defenceman Erik Karlsson
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Karlsson Throws Coaching Staff under the Bus Following OT Loss

Published January 14, 2024 at 10:14
BY RYAN SCOTT

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On Saturday night, the Penguins were unable to overcome the Carolina Hurricanes when they lost in OT. The team has seemed to look very poor in 3 on 3 situations and Erik Karlsson shared his thoughts following the loss.





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Many speculate that Karlsson was referring to Assistant Coach Todd Rierdan who is responsible for the special teams. It doesn't make sense how a team with Crosby, Guentzel and Erik Karlsson available to play together during 3 on 3 OT would struggle so much.


Rierdan caught a lot of flack from fans earlier in the season when the Penguins went nearly a month without scoring a powerplay goal.

How did you interpret Karlsson's comments?

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Karlsson Throws Coaching Staff under the Bus Following OT Loss

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