Edmonton Oil Kings Head Coach Derek Laxdal spoke to the media on Monday, one day ahead of a pivotal game three in the WHL finals. Laxdal’s club is down 2-0 in their best-of-seven series against the Portland Winterhawks and the coach stressed the importance of Tuesday night’s game.
“Game three is always the biggest game in any series you play,” Laxdal said. “For us when we’re down 0-2 coming into our building we’ve got home ice and it’s a huge game for us. We have to come out and try to play that perfect game and we have to get out of the gates here solid. We’re not looking to score in the first minute, we’re not looking to score in the first ten, we want to get out and gain some traction and get back to the way we play. Hopefully there’s a big crowd in here tomorrow night to give the kids a little extra energy.”
The Oil Kings play game three tomorrow night and game four on Wednesday night at Rexall Place.