Bylsma took over the Pens in 2009 in the midst of a losing streak in which the Penguins were fighting for a playoff spot. He then led them to an 18-3-4 record to close out the season, and followed up by winning the Stanley Cup.
In his 25 months as Penguins head coach, Bylsma has a record of 104-52-19 which equates to a .649 winning percentage. No other coach in Penguins history has a higher winning percentage.
This season, the Penguins have a record of 39-21-8, which is an astounding feat seeing the Penguins have lost 265 man-games to injury. In addition, they are currently without superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Pittsburgh also played the first half of their season without center Jordan Staal.