Coach Glen Gulutzan said he will insert forwards Curtis Lazar and Freddie Hamilton into his lineup and will scratch
Gulutzan said the reason for his changes up front were simple. “It’s an energy thing. We’re down three. These two players have played pretty well in the games that they’ve come in. They’ve provided good energy, speed, with Curtis a right shot for draws,” he said after his team’s morning skate Wednesday at the
Gulutzan also said the goaltending choice was a painstaking process. "Every decision was scrutinized and analyzed and looked over and talked about with everybody in the organization, looking at game tape and all the coaches," he said. "We looked at everything as tough as we could and made our decision."
His team's mood, which was deflated—and understandably so—after the Ducks erased the Flames' 4-1 lead—had improved by Tuesday and he said it was better on Wednesday partly because players feel they've been close to winning after losing the first three games by one goal.
"We need to get our swagger back and come in and put the same game on the table for a longer period of time," he said.
“We still want to win. And it doesn’t matter where we are in the series right now. We still want to win the series,” said Brouwer, a member of the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2010
Gulutzan also said he's not planning to deliver an inspirational, win-one-for-the-Gipper pregame speech. "There's no need for a sermon from a coach before the game," he said. "This is a players' game."