Matthew Tkachuk speaks out on tough 8-1 loss in Edmonton

Julien Trekker
June 16, 2024  (10:26)

Florida Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk in an interview following game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers.
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Florida Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk spoke out about last night's tough 8-1 loss in Edmonton against the Oilers.

For the first time in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Edmonton Oilers put up an impressive performance against the Panthers. They scored a total of eight goals on both Sergei Bobrovsky and Anthony Stolarz, who replaced Bobrovsky in the second period.
Despite that tough loss, Matthew Tkachuk believes his team's confidence won't be affected, as he looks forward to playing for his fans again on Tuesday:
"We're in an unbelievable spot right now," said Tkachuk in spite of the loss. "We came here and after all that craziness got a split. Now we're going home [to play] in front of our unbelievable fans. They're so excited to see us and we're so excited to play in front of them again."

He also talked about Bobrovsky's tough night and stepped in to defend him by saying none of the goals he allowed were his fault:
"We gave up eight goals and zero of them were the goalie's fault," taking the blame for his goaltender."

Tkachuk ended his press conference by saying that whether they win or lose, they always learn from it and end up going back to the drawing board anyway:
"We haven't lost a game in a while until tonight," admitted Tkachuk. "At the end of the day, back to the drawing board. We win, we learn from it and we put it aside, we lose, same thing."

Watch the following video for Tkachuk's full comments:

On Tuesday, the Oilers will once again face elimination. As for the Panthers, they could win the Stanley Cup in front of their fans.
Do you think Matthew Tkachuk and the Florida Panthers will win the Stanley Cup in game 5 following their tough 8-1 loss in Edmonton?