Barry Trotz’s priceless response to what he learned from the Caps’ Game Seven loss to the Penguins last season
Today being a travel day for the Capitals, the media caught up to coach Barry Trotz at the team hotel in Tampa Bay. There, most of the questions surrounded Wednesday’s imminent Game Seven against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final.
The deciding game of this series will be Washington’s first Game Seven since last year’s heart-wrenching loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 2-0 defeat ended the season and closed the two-year window that many around the team had admitted was their best shot at competing for a Stanley Cup. It would be human nature to go back and analyze the game’s minutia to look for anything to carry into the future.
Trotz, however, seems to be focusing big-picture. When asked if he learned a lesson from last year’s Game Seven against the Penguins, Trotz had a sassy response.