Penguins coach gets call from Obama

Updated: June 18, 2009, 8:49 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was thrilled to get a call from President Barack Obama congratulating him on his team's Stanley Cup championship.

But the coach says he was a bit worried when he got the call Thursday on his cell phone while in Las Vegas. He told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that his charger wasn't working and his phone's battery was almost out of power. But it lasted long enough for the brief phone call.

He says he was excited when the president told him that he'd like to have the team visit the White House in the fall.


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