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Sharks coach thinks they have nothing to lose in Game 7

May 26, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

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Going into Game 6, Logan Couture insisted that the San Jose Sharks are at their best when they’re having fun. It seems like head coach Todd McLellan wants to take a similar attitude in the series-deciding Game 7.

He tried to put the pressure on the Los Angeles Kings, as John Hoven of Mayor’s Manor reports.

“We have nothing to lose. We’re going to play Game 7 against the defending Stanley Cup Champions,” McLellan said.

The Sharks bench boss acknowledged some concern that the home team has won every game in this series since the decisive contest will take place at the Staples Center.

“The series has followed the script, with home teams winning,” McLellan said. “It’s time for us to change the story.”

We’ll see about that on Tuesday night.

  1. kingsfan93 - May 27, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Both teams will think they have nothing to lose in game 7, other than if you want to win you play smart hockey.

    In tonight’s game 6, the Sharks were honestly lucky to win this one. The Kings took it to them more so in this game than to say the Sharks. Kings had more puck possession, the pressure in offensive zone going, scoring chances (3 off the post in first period), and out hitting them. Sharks looked pretty good in the 3rd period to shut it down by not letting the Kings thru the zone by breaking up some of their plays/passes. Other than that, game 7 Tuesday at 6pm pacific time.

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  2. joelwrobinson - May 27, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    @kingsfan93 no one cares. Sharks 2 Kings 1.

    • dannymac17 - May 27, 2013 at 3:39 AM

      as far as im concerned its kings 1 sharks 0 in terms of actually winning something of importance

      • btlpper68 - May 27, 2013 at 2:10 PM

        As far as I’m concerned you’ve been around twice as long and had the best player ever and ur just winning ur cup now

  3. Habib Marwan - May 27, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Sharks will lose another series ….again

  4. greatusername - May 27, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    Yeah, but… last time I checked, losing a game seven means not winning anything. Am I right? Don’t both teams quite literally have something to lose? Like a chance at the cup, perhaps? Even though it looks like a Pens kind of year, wouldn’t you at least want to make it yours? I think “nothing to lose” is a quitters mindset at this point.

  5. steelers88 - May 27, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Just the series!

  6. loyallakingsfan35yrs - May 28, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    It hasn’t been easy being a Los Angeles Kings Fan…

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