Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant had some choice words for Sharks bench boss Peter DeBoer. After DeBoer called out Gallant for 'chattering' at Sharks players earlier in the series, the 55-year-old fired back during a press conference ahead of Tuesday's Game 7.
"I really don't want to talk about that but I think I'm going to have to a little bit because for that clown to say that in the paper yesterday it's not right," Gallant said.
The 2018 Jack Adams Award winner then went on to address each event.
"There might have been two incidents that happened and I'll tell you both of the incidents," Gallant said. "Logan Couture I thought it was an embellishment so I was yelling at the referee, not yelling at Logan Couture.
"The other one, Game 2, Evander Kane's yelling at Ryan Reaves between the bench and Evander yells at me 'hey coach, when are you going to send your big guy out on the ice and play him more than four minutes?' I said 'he's played 10 minutes every game and he's going to play a lot more.'"
Gallant then defended himself further before expressing more disapproval of DeBoer's behavior.
"If I'm going to be a chirper and a loudmouth, I think people know me as a coach and respect me as a coach and if he's going to yap about that, that's a little non-classy for me," Gallant said.
The Sharks clawed back from a 3-1 deficit to force Game 7. San Jose will look to avenge its six-game defeat at the hands of the Golden Knights in 2018.