Things are not going well in the world of Bruce Boudreau. The head coach has returned to the playoffs and once again has his back to the wall.
His Minnesota Wild dropped their third straight game against the St. Louis Blues in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The team is facing a ‘must win’ Game 4 on Wednesday or be swept out of the playoffs.
After the 3-1 loss on Sunday afternoon, Boudreau sat down for his post-game presser with the media. As the video above shows, it did not go well.
[UPDATE: Original video by the Wild is below. We added the NHL press conference video above.]
The Wild first post the video of the press conference to their Twitter account. They made an intentional hard cut at the end to leave out the part where Boudreau ends the presser.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before – John Tortorella is mad.
His Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in overtime. The game winning goal by Alex Galchenyuk came on the power play.
As the Jackets left the ice, the new, zen-like Torts evaporated into the seething rage monster we’ve become accustomed to over the years.
He started to walk off the ice to get to the locker room, as you have to do in Montreal, and veered off when seeing the officials. Torts immediately laid into him with colorful adjectives regarding the penalty.
NSFW lip reading below:
‘Gotcha questions’ are not allowed in Claude Julien’s press scrums.
Even when the question that is about to be asked is expected by almost everyone in the room.
The ‘almost’ in this case appears to be Julien.
His Boston Bruins lost – again. This time they held a shutout against the Chicago Blackhawks until 1:26 remained. The passing by the Blackhawks catches the Bruins – I don’t know, sleep walking? – and Marian Hossa buries the game winner.
The hockey world has been on Claude Julien ‘nail in the coffin’ watch for the better part of a decade (at least it feels that way). This loss could be it, for reals this time.
Since Julien emerged to speak with reporters after the game one would assume he had yet to be fired, and that’s correct. Then intrepid beat reporter Joe Haggerty had the audacity to do his job and ask Julien about his job security.
Somebody get out the bar of soap. Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice used a bad word during his post game media scrum. Might as well open his wallet, too, after the NHL hears his comments.
The Jets scored three goals in the third period to tie the Washington Capitals and take the game to overtime. With 2:39 remaining in OT, the linesman calls a very late ‘too many men’ penalty on the Jets. Then the Capitals do what they do on the power play and get the puck to Alex Ovechkin who nets the winner.
Winnipeg posted video of Maurice’s scrum after the game. Don’t worry, they beeped out the bad word.