Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/10/06 at 08:34 AM ET
Craig MacTavish is running out of answers. Analogies, he has plenty. With his team down two games going into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals tonight, the Edmonton Oilers coach delved new depths of metaphor to explain why the Oilers not only haven't beaten the Carolina Hurricanes in this series but were shut out 5-0 in Game 2. "Carolina's a little like carbon-monoxide poisoning," MacTavish said. "You don't really sense it, don't sense the fear, but it's lethal. We have a good, healthy respect for them and we have to do some things tactically different. "We threw a lot at them physically and just tried to take the game over, put a lot of pressure on them, take the body and tried to steamroll them and just impose our will and they survived it. They thrived on it."continued
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