“I don’t know what it was, but like I said, we played with a chip on our shoulder,” Bouye said. “You can’t sit here and talk trash and then next thing you know saying you’re going to beat us by 50, but then we hitting you in the mouth, and you want to just fight. Like, the game’s already over. I ain’t got no problem against them. I don’t know them as a man, but certain things are just uncalled for. We’re playing football. We’re in between the lines. You don’t have to take it outside of that. We’re grown men, but I’m proud of the guys being smart and not making it worse than what it was.”
Navy elected to try a field goal, and after about 10 players used their feet to clear the steady snow during a timeout, Moehring’s kick was long enough but drifted barely left.
“Came up a couple of feet short,” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said.
This leaves us with the Vegas Golden Knights, New Jersey Devils and Dallas Stars. Of the three, Dallas has the best puck-possession numbers, ranking No. 9 overall in Corsi percentage. The Knights are No. 13 and the Devils are No. 28. So, based on that, one assumes Dallas has the edge.
While Goff pointed out he and Wentz won’t be on the field at the same time, they’re both thrilled to play against each other.
“We’ll be forever linked because of the draft and everything and I think we’re both excited for this game and just for those matchups in the future,” Wentz said. “But, at the end of the day they’re a great football team and so are we right now, so there’s a lot riding on this one just because we’ve got two good NFC opponents, so there’s a lot more at stake than just me versus Jared and everything. But, at the same time it’s definitely exciting.”