The Los Angeles Kings had a coronation on their minds during Game 4, but the New Jersey Devils delayed the seemingly inevitable with a 3-1 victory. Afterwards, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter spoke with the media and … things got weird.
Watch Sutter get confused by a question about "Patrik Ely-issss" and then exasperated by a query about the Kings' inability to sweep teams.
Here's the official transcript, a press conference of Tortorellian proportions:
Q. What was the difference tonight?
COACH SUTTER: Not much. Pretty much overtime in the third period, same as first two games.
Q. Was there a breakdown on the Elias goal? If so, what happened there from your perspective?
COACH SUTTER: Which goal?
Q. Elias' goal.
COACH SUTTER: Henrique's goal? It's a turnover. Misplay between the defensemen. Not a coverage play. Can't make those long passes and think you can get away with it.
Q. Game 4 has been somewhat of a problem for you guys. You're 3-3 now when you can close out a series.
COACH SUTTER: Awesome. Close out a series in Game 4 (laughter). It's the Stanley Cup Final. Game is the very same as the first two games.