Just watched all the post game interviews and to a man sharks are composed and they know what they know they need to do, just like the Oilers did. Burns actually was asked if the Sharks had to elevate their physical game. He said; "no not at all, taking hits is part of hockey and you take a hit to make a hockey play, our guys are plenty good at sacrificing and its what playoffs are all about." When he was talking about support out there he meant puck support and guys not flying the zone and getting into position for outlet passes. The Sharks forwards were bad last night, Burns was letting them know that and even said. "well be talking, oh well be talking" I like Burns, real leader on that team.
Pavelski owned up his own responsibility and that he didn't have it last night and needs to be better. I think he played well in game 1.
Dillon stated he had no problems whatsoever with the Kassian hit and even smiled a bit and said; "hey that's hockey, he rang me up, no big deal and also stated the Sharks are not going to target Kassian in any way, that they are just going to play their game.
With a dozen penalties in a couple games the Oilers need to tone it down a bit. A little bit too excited. While running around serves you well at home its probably not the ideal road game to bring and especially when you can't match lines as much. The Oilers need to stay out of the box and stop taking stick penalties. Bring the hits, for sure, but play with discipline.