The beauty of immediate, on-ice interviews after games is that players haven’t received a ton of time to filter their emotions and expel a bunch of cliches. Sometimes that beauty can be a dangerous thing for family audiences, however.
Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask must have been delighted about getting a 28-save shutout in Game 3, as he clearly didn’t, um, care much about the quality of the ice:
B’s defenseman Dennis Seidenberg’s take wouldn’t be part of a George Carlin routine.
“It is pretty bad,” Seidenberg said. “When you try to shoot, try to swing your blade on the ice, it feels like it’s sandpaper. It’s really rough. When you try to pass, the puck bounces. That’s why you have to keep the game simple, like I said. If there’s a play to be made, you have to make sure it’s an easy one. If not, you rather choose to go over the wall and out.”
Seidenberg’s explanation was more detailed, but some would say that Rask’s was more fun. (And filthy.)