ST. LOUIS – Baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Gomez, who helped popularize the phrase "I'd rather be happy than good", but it's a mantra that can often be applied to hockey
The sharks of San Jose were pretty good in 201
But they are also lucky. Some really say they are really happy. They held the 7th game against the Vegas Golden Knights 1st Round for a five-minute grand penalty, which was awarded to Knights in front of Cody Eakin, which at best had to be a two-minute minor. NHL apologized for the bug in Vegas, and the officials who worked on this game did not work again in the playoffs
In the 7th game, the challenge of the 7th game coach was ahead of the Colorado avalanche, where Gabriel Landeskog was dismissed as a roster – a rare call, although it is rightly called in this game. On Wednesday, Timo Meier handed over all four officials who missed the overtime, which led to the winner of the Ernst Karlsson.
Just don't use the L-word around sharks. They don't believe they're lucky. They believe they were good.
"He softens me when you use such words because this team played four or five elimination games. Not moments – games, ”said Sharks coach Peter DeBoer. "Twelve to fifteen breaks from the Vegas horse, against the 7th game, unlike Colorado, so I think it's a funny statement."
"You know what? We found a way. And we have faced many disasters. We had calls before us and we got invitations to go to us, and we still stand. In order for someone to reduce it, I think it's a disrespect for our group and what we did.
Sharks players repeated their coach.
"I don't know if there was a happy team that won". Evander Kane said: "I think he will meet at the end of the day to find ways to win, and each team goes beyond hostility. We fought through these replays. There are many different types of scenarios that failed to overcome and find a way to succeed.
Forward Gus Nyquist said that even if the break shark catchers could be considered as lucky, they still had to use them – or if the game was against Blues, 3 players could take advantage of them.
"I wouldn't say we were lucky," said Nyquist. " [Against Vegas] Our first unit power game has fulfilled that perfection. In five minutes they scored four goals. In Game 3 [Couture] a clutch appears and links the game. We are fighting too. We know that we will never go out until the game is over.
"We're fighting. We had two sets of seven games. We are fighting too many ups and downs, "he said." I don't think it's lucky. We're just working. I don't care what everyone says. We deserve to win. I don't like "happy". If you work, it deserves.