Emotional Lightning coach Jon Cooper implies Avs' OT winner shouldn't have counted
Lightning head coach Jon Cooper got emotional in his brief post-Game 4 press conference.
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper got emotional at a bizarre press conference after the Game 4 overtime thriller.
Cooper answered just one question during his availability, choosing his words carefully, before cryptically sharing that Wednesday's loss to the Colorado Avalanche was tougher than any his club had dealt with in their last two rounds to the Stanley Cup Finals had become.
"This one will sting a lot more than others," he said. "It's hard for me to speak. I will have to speak. I'll talk to you tomorrow... My heart breaks for the players."
Cooper added that reporters who questioned him would shortly see what he meant and that the game was still on, although he offered no further explanation before heading to the dressing room. The press conference on Thursday will certainly be an appointment viewing.
While many were left stunned by the bizarre sequence, others on Twitter were quick to conclude what had left Cooper with such a bitter taste in his mouth: The Avalanche scored the game winner with too many men on the ice.
The amazing missed call in such a crucial game left fans across the hockey world reeling.
Ironically, this isn't the first time Tampa has been involved in an important playoff game with a controversial penalty for too many men. A little over a year ago, the Bolts were on the other side of the coin as beneficiaries of a similar non-call during their conference finals series against the New York Islanders.
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