Linus Ullmark quotes popular TV coach after brutal giveaway

Ullmark kept things light after losing Game 5 last night.



The Boston Bruins came into TD Garden last night leading the Florida Panthers in their Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoffs series by a three games to one advantage, and understandably feeling confident after a 6-2 triumph in Game 4 to take the series stranglehold. 

However, the Panthers have absolutely refused to go away quietly, and stunned the capacity crowd in Boston last night by taking advantage of a brutal giveaway in overtime by goaltender Linus Ullmark; Matthew Tkachuk's goal at 6:05 of the extra session gave Florida new life, ensuring that there will be a Game 6 back at FLA Live Arena: 

This kind of adversity is unfamiliar territory for the Bruins, who won an NHL record 65 games during the regular season while also re-writing several franchise marks for success. It goes to show that regular season success means nothing when it comes to the postseason. 

“I tried to get back in the net, and then he sent it in. You know, I tried to put myself in a position where he can’t bank it off me. Unfortunately, it hits my skate, and then it ends up in the wrong hands,” Ullmark said of the fateful giveaway in overtime. “And from there it was kind of a situation where I couldn’t get back into position. And you know, he takes it by and puts it in.”

“I don’t know. I have to look at it tonight or tomorrow and see what I could have done better,” Ullmark said on how he moves on and throws this game in the trash. “You know, maybe I should have rimmed it, maybe I should have went up the middle. It’s hard to say. I thought that was the best play. That’s it. And it ended up being, you know, the worst play. That happened, and we can all think about what I should have done or could have done. But also, maybe if I did that, maybe it would have been the same results. Who knows? This is the life of hockey and this is the game sometimes.”

Ullmark then delivered a quote from the popular Emmy Award-winning Apple TV series ‘Ted Lasso.’

"You just have to have the mind of a goldfish,” Ullmark said, quoting the eponymous soccer coach. 

Game 6 between the Panthers and Bruins will be back in the Sunshine State on Friday night.