I’ll be the first person to tell you that I’m not very refined when it comes to the culinary arts.
I’ve never heard of many items at restaurants I’ve been to and feel fancy ordering a beef tartare. I do, however, know that there is no way eating a “poop sandwich” can be a good time. Absolutely zero chance.
Yet — apparently — sometimes it has to be done.
That’s how Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams explained his team’s situation after they were throttled 6-2 by the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Sunday afternoon. The loss boosted Boston’s advantage to 2-0 in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final.
"You spend all this time leading up, with everyone writing articles about how great we are," Williams said Sunday, according to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan. "You come out, and sometimes you gotta eat a poop sandwich. It doesn't taste good. You have to chew on it for a couple days, we'll have to do it for a couple days, and hopefully get the taste out next game."
If Carolina’s play in Game 2 was like munching on a feces sub, then they took a number of big bites.
The Bruins scored six unanswered before Williams finally broke Tuukka Rask’s shutout bid midway through the third period. Through two games in this series, the Hurricanes have been outscored 11-4.
This may just be the result of Carolina shaking off a little rust in the early stages of this matchup, though. After sweeping the New York Islanders in the second round, the Hurricanes had to wait nearly a week before the Eastern Conference Final got underway. The Bruins, meanwhile, only had three days between knocking off the Columbus Blue Jackets in six games and Game 1 of this series.
With the series shifting to Raleigh, Carolina better ensure a particular crappy dish isn’t on the menu at PNC Arena if they hope to keep their Stanley Cup dreams alive.
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