BOSTON – After a 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins within the second recreation of the Jap Convention last, Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams stated his group wanted to rediscover who they have been. have been. This course of won’t be so acceptable.
"You spend all this time making ready your self, everybody writing articles about our excellence," Williams stated Sunday. "You exit, and generally it’s a must to eat a shit sandwich, it doesn’t style good, it’s a must to chew it for a number of days, we’ve to do it for a number of days and, hopefully, get it to style subsequent recreation. "
After permitting simply 5 targets in 4 video games for the New York Islanders within the second spherical, the Hurricanes helped the Bruins to attain 11 targets within the first two video games of the collection. Carolina is in a Zero-2 gap with match three Tuesday in Raleigh.
It was an exciting match for 37-year-old Williams, who was hit within the second half to get a penalty after an altercation with Bruins winger Brad Marchand. As Williams headed for the penalty space, Marchand appeared to taunt him by displaying the field and mimicking a "C" on his chest. The Bruins scored within the energy play that adopted.
Williams scored the Canes' first objective within the third interval, however the recreation was now uncontrolled, with Boston having already taken the lead 6-Zero.
"I believe he was a bit annoyed that he fell," Marchand stated in regards to the altercation. "But it surely was good that we took benefit of this chance. I’ve been on this facet fairly often. It's not humorous. It's their captain. He’s their chief there and bounced again with a giant objective late to make them depart. So he has a number of character, he performs laborious and he is an efficient participant for them. "
When requested the place he was displaying Williams what path the restore space was, Marchand laughed. "Sure, I assume," he stated.
On the sentence, Williams stated. "I'm sufficiently old, I must know higher."
There was some curiosity about why the Hurricanes' coach, Rod Brind's Love, didn’t prepare goalkeeper Petr Mrazek. The 27-year-old goalie was injured within the groin within the second recreation of the second-round collection in opposition to the Islanders and missed the third and fourth video games earlier than returning to the collection.
Brind's Love, NHL rookie head coach, has not retained the companies of a goalkeeper for all-season performances. Mrazek conceded 10 targets in a row on this collection.
Brind's Love stated the one dangerous objective was the primary, which "was not good, and he is aware of it." The coach stated he was planning to shoot Mrazek and that he talked about it, however the guard stated he didn’t wish to exit.
"It's a fighter," stated Brind's Love. "A variety of the opposite gamers on the bench deserve to point out up if that’s what we’re doing, that isn’t how we do it."
The Hurricanes additionally misplaced Zero-2 of their first-round collection in opposition to the defending Stanley Cup champions Washington Capitals. They received the following two residence video games and received the collection within the seventh recreation. Williams is dubbed "the seventh recreation" since he scored 15 targets in 9 video games within the seventh recreation – the NHL historical past document – and orchestrated the Brock McGinn match – successful objective in opposition to the capitals with assist.
"We actually don’t assume we cannot do it," stated Williams about one other Zero-2 gap. "If they are going to progress, we will definitely make it as laborious as potential, and it’ll not be simple."
Williams promised that his group could be rather a lot higher when she returned to Raleigh.
"We now have to chew on it," stated Williams, referring to the metaphor of his sandwich. "And recreation three is ours."