Peter Laviolette: "The guys know the deal, they know where they're at... They're loose right now and they're ready to play." #Preds— Brooks Bratten (@brooksbratten) May 12, 2016
Good. Loose is very good. If they were tight, though, I doubt we'd hear about it. Let's see what the players have to say...
Colin Wilson on the home dominance in this series so far: "I think we have the confidence in our group to take that away from them tonight."— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) May 12, 2016
Please don't take this as a critique of the question or the answer, but good grief is this boring as hell. Nobody in their right mind would say "we don't have the confidence" or "I'm not sure we have what it takes" BEFORE the game. I think I've completely burned out on the Sports Quote. It's probably just a me thing, something I have to work through.
Colin Wilson on Lavy's 5-1 record in Game 7s. "It's exciting"— Josh Cooper (@JoshuaCooper) May 12, 2016
Ryan Ellis sporting James Neal's No. 18 hoodie for morning media availability: "Favorite player." #Preds— Brooks Bratten (@brooksbratten) May 12, 2016
Ok, now THIS is solid. Best quote of the series. I'm back on board.
Chris Mason: In the games that Martin Jones has had to make high-quality saves, he hasn't fared well.— Jared Stillman (@JaredStillman) May 12, 2016
So the Preds should try to get really close to the net BEFORE they try to put it in. I agree with this strategy.
Nieto out tonight, Wingels in, confirmed by DeBoer #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) May 12, 2016
Probably the only real lineup change we're gonna see tonight.
He's got an actually kind of weak six points in the six games in the series and is apparently terrible in the Nerd Stats.
No, this Sharks team isn't different and they are 100% not ready to finish off the Preds. #Analysis.
Brent Burns (@Burnzie88) May 12, 2016
We've got a couple of hours to figure out a way to make Brent Burns oversleep and miss the game. Brainstorming starts NOW.