Total meltdown and Tippet panicks lifting Marty down 2-0 in the first. Saying he had afeeling he goes with Stephan rather than Moose, stars mount another charge tying it 2-2 as Modano centers Svoboda and Stevenson while observers are amazed at the Ott-Jokinin chemistry. Unfortunately, Robidas drops his stick again as that offensive force Brad May skates in uncontested beating Stephan 5 hole with 1.9 seconds left.
When asked about the decision to play Stephan, Tippet said "Who? oh him well we thought since he does not speak English and had never even seen an NHL game he would be impervious to pressure."
On the line juggling, "We thought the boys would open up the ice for Mo as for Jussi he needs to be tougher , he can learn from Otter"
As for Robidas dropping his stick again, " Robie has great hands. Daley sitting again after playing all year should mean nothing."
As for the starter in game 4, Tip did not tip is hand, "Alot may depend on what happens in Iowa, we have 5 goalies in this organization and all are professionals. "