The Tampa Bay Lightning aren’t doing so hot in the playoffs. They’ve lost three straight to the Montreal Canadiens.
To lighten the mood, head coach Jon Cooper jumped into a media scrum surrounding captain Steven Stamkos today after the Lightning’s morning skate and started firing away questions.
— Maxime Morin (@MaxMorinRDS) April 21, 2014
Translated the tweet reads “Jon Cooper becomes a journalist with a water bottle to talk to Steven Stamkos. Sweet! # RDS”
Stamkos was facing a bunch of questions. Anything from coming back from the 3-0 deficit to the Canadiens, to his health after taking a knee to the head during Game 3. He’s planning on playing in Game 4, by the way.
Then Cooper lightened the mood, using a water bottle as a microphone. Stamkos played right a long telling the “rookie reporter” he had a little more ice time.
In a must-win situation, the last thing you need is for your team to get tight. Cooper found a nice way to provide comedic relief.