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Stars’ Pete DeBoer had NSFW message for team reporter after Game 5 loss to Oilers

Stars’ Pete DeBoer had NSFW message for team reporter after Game 5 loss to Oilers

The Dallas Stars’ quest for the Stanley Cup ran out of steam Friday night after a crushing 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

The Stars’ disappointing performance at the American Airlines Center prompted numerous questions from coach Pete DeBoer during the postgame conference, including one from The Dallas Morning News“Tim Cowlishaw which sparked quite strong reactions.

“As much as you praise the Oilers, don’t you think it was a lifeless second period for your team? asked Cowlishaw. “After falling behind and not putting any pressure on them at all…”

DeBoer expressed irritation at the issue and adamantly defended his team’s character.

“Look, there are always things you can do better,” DeBoer said. “You know, you can sit here and question our character if you want. You’re not there all year round. I haven’t seen you here all year… So, you know what, I’m not going to do it. Go ahead and write whatever you want.

The Oilers were able to extend their lead in the second period of Game 5 thanks to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ strike during a power play and defenseman Philip Broberg’s precision shot four minutes later.

The Stars, lacking sustained offensive pressure early in the game, responded with a late consolation goal, but ultimately suffered their third loss of the series, a monumental setback in their bid to win a second Stanley Cup.

Trailing 3-2 in the series and on the verge of elimination, the Stars will travel to Edmonton for Game 6 on Sunday.