The beat writers would love – no LOVE – for you to believe that Lavs guaranteed a Game 3 victory last night. What says you?
"We have to win, we have to go to Boston and win one hockey game. And you're right. Going to the well is not an easy thing to do, it's a difficult thing to do. We did it last series, we did it last year against Boston. When you lose your first two games in your home building, I would say that there is a real expectation for the Bruins to win the series now. So it relives us of the pressure, I believe, a little bit to just go in and play a game in Boston. And while that relieves us of the pressure, it certainly mounts onto them to be successful now that they have a 2-0 lead. I really like our guys, I think that we're gonna to go into Boston, we're going to play a strong hockey game, we're going to win a game. This team never quits and like I said we get to remove some of that pressure right now. We just go play, have some fun, see if we can score some more goals than we did tonight. I truly believe that this team still has a lot of fight in it."
That hardly channels Mark Messier, but it is a little bit of a mind-fuck.
He’s right. The pressure is on Boston. They’re up in the series, they’re at home, and they blew it last year. Losing again would be a colossal failure, especially with Tim Thomas in net.
Watch Lavs’ post-game presser after the jump. Includes an awkward “patriotism sweeping the nation” cliché from a reporter. If it wasn’t such a serious topic, Lavs would have tossed a chair at the guy for using that sort of phrasing in his presence.