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by Paul on 04/22/07 at 05:43 PM ET
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Playfair said he wanted his team to channel the emotion they showed at the end of Game 5 in a more positive manner.
“All that stuff has got to be strictly brought into the first period and restructured into competitiveness,” said Playfair, “where we keep sticks down on the ice and we’re doing things right – getting pucks behind their defence and getting to their goaltender. That is what it is. That’s the competitive spirit of the players.
“If you look around the playoffs, that’s not an infrequent deal at the end of games like that. The most important thing is to realize, that’s not winning hockey games. Bringing that energy to the game in the right manner gives you a better chance.”
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