Dallas Stars coach Rick Bounes has played three goals in the playoffs, but did not reveal what will start Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Saturday night.
Anton Gudopin Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in the series got off to a flying start in Game 4 on Friday for the following stars. Bounces was asked if the stars’ results in Game 4 would affect his goalie call for Game 5, or if he had a pre-determined plan for back-to-back games.
“A little bit of both,” Bounes said, followed by a prolonged sip from the senior coach.
Friday’s start saw Gudobin play his 23rd game for Dallas this postseason, including 22 starts. He was dragged into Game 3 against Lightning after conceding five goals in two seasons Jack Ottinger.
After the game, Bounce pointed out that both the back games and Gudobin’s work rate were factors that dragged him into the third period.
“[Khudobin] The whole playoffs were fought very hard. Bounces said after Game 3. “You give him a breather.” Coming back-to-back. We gave it to the baby [Jake Oettinger] More experience and gave Toby a break. “
Gudobin said he did not feel he needed the rest after the game.
“The coach made a decision to shake it up or change it. I don’t think I need to rest,” he said, indicating that it would be better for him to go to Game 4.
The other goalie of the team, Ben Bishop, Along with the center “unfit to play” in Game 4 Rodek Faxa And security Stephen Johns. Ottinger was the backup. Bishop is limited to a minor injury in the latter season, in the round robin against Vegas, in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarter-final against Calgary, and then in the first leg of Game 5 against Colorado in the semi-finals of the conference. , After conceding four goals in just 13:43.
Bishop has been participating in skating and custom practices this week.
Bishop’s Level for Game 5 is an important moment in the series. In his career, Gudopin scored 5-6-0 against the average of 2.65 goals and with a saving percentage of .915 on zero days off. Those numbers affected the decision of the Stars to place him in the top 5 of the semifinals against Colorado, despite giving the Stars a 3-1 series lead 24 hours earlier. Bishop said it was good to play in that game, and that Bounes had no faith in Ottinger in the Elimination game. Gudobin finished playing 40:57 after Bishop was pulled.
Become Ottinger, even though it was only 37 minutes and eight shots on target. However, his two appearances in the Stanley Cup playoffs were the only NHL games he played. Ottinger, a 21-year-old Boston University product, became the first goalie to make his NHL debut before the Stanley Cup final in 55 years. His first NHL start is likely to be in the Stanley Cup final.
In consultation with his assistant coaches and goalie coach, Bounce said he has a final call on the Goldstenders. Jeff Reese.