Roster changes coming to Penguins

The Penguins may have to deal one of either James Neal (centre) or Chris Kunitz (not shown) in...

The Penguins may have to deal one of either James Neal (centre) or Chris Kunitz (not shown) in order to have enough salary cap space to keep Evgeni Malkin (left). (JASON COHN/Reuters)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:38 PM ET

BOSTON - The Pittsburgh Penguins arrived home in the wee hours of Saturday morning in a state of shock.

A dream season ended with their worst nightmare.

Swept out of the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Boston Bruins before they even had a chance to get to the big dance, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference will spend time dissecting what went so wrong when the club should have been at its best.

After a 1-0 loss to the Bruins in Game 4 Friday at TD Garden, the Penguins will gather Sunday for one final time to hold a meeting and clean out their lockers before they go their separate ways for what will be a long summer.

“Every year for us when you don’t reach the final it’s a fail,” said Pittsburgh defenceman Kris Letang, a Norris Trophy candidate who was terrible against the Bruins.

“We have the assets to go far every year, and the management and the owners always help us to create a good team. So it’s always a failwhen we don’t get to our goal.”

Now the question is who will pay for this?


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