Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team forced a Game 6 with a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins.
On whether the line changes paid off:
I don’t know how much the line changes paid off. I just know that our guys were engaged. We got off to a really good start. Our penalty kill, obviously, was great. We were shorthanded — I don’t know — six times with a 5-on-3 for 1:30. So that was great. Our goaltender was good. We got the early lead and then were able to hold on. Obviously, you’d like not to have all of those penalties so you can spend more time in the offensive zone grinding on them. But a big win for our team and we get to go back to our building.
On Frederik Andersen’s performance:
I mean, any time you are shorthanded six times. It was six times. I don’t know if you noticed. And one for 5-on-3. Ridiculous. So, your goalie is going to be under the gun. I thought our penalty killers did a good job and I thought Freddy did a good job. The hardest part was we couldn’t get anybody on the ice. They just sat there and froze. Half the group was dying and half the group was freezing.
More to come.