St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson almost won Wednesday's Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final with two minutes remaining in regulation.
He ripped a slap shot that beat Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, but it hit hard off the post and no one was able to pounce on the loose puck.
But the defenseman didn't get down.
"All I need is one more chance,'' he told Blues coach Craig Berube before the overtime session, according to reporters.
Did he tell his coach this in the middle of the locker room? Nope.
The hallway? No.
At his locker? Wrong again.
"Craig Berube came in and said that he used the pisser after the third period, and Gunnarsson came and stood next to him," center Oskar Sundqvist said. "And all Gunnarsson said to him was, 'I just need one more chance.' It's true, apparently. It worked out."
Indeed it did. Gunnarson scored the game-winner less than four minutes into the overtime period on a one-timer that beat Rask.
So, did the Blues defenseman really planned his game-winning goal at the urinal?
"Yeah, I can't deny that," Gunnarson said. "That's where it happened. It makes it even more fun, I guess. It's a good story."
The goal gave the Blues their first Stanley Cup Final win in franchise history and evened the series at 1-1, with Game 3 in St. Louis Saturday. The Bruins have lost their last four series in the Stanley Cup Final when tied 1-1. St. Louis out-hit Boston 50-31 Wednesday night.
By Ryan Hannable