Bylsma won't be at All-Star game
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The Penguins will have at least four players in the NHL All-Star Game Jan. 30 in Raleigh, N.C., but coach Dan Bylsma won't be joining them.
The NHL announced this evening that Alain Vigneault of Vancouver and Philadelphia's Peter Laviolette will co-coach one of the squads in the game, while Chicago's Joel Quenneville and Blackhawks assistant Mike Haviland will oversee the other. Quenneville and Haviland were chosen because Chicago won the Stanley Cup in 2010.
Vigneault and LaViolette will be involved because their teams will finish with the best winning percentages in the Western and Eastern Conference, respectively.
The Canucks have earned 59 points in 40 games (.738) going into their game against Detroit tonight and the Flyers, 2-1 winners against New Jersey today, have picked up 57 in 41 games (.695).
The four Penguins picked to participate in fan voting are forwards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, defenseman Kris Letang and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
First Published January 8, 2011 6:06 pm