"I don't drive this club," says Kelly. "I guess I'm pretty low-key anyway. I just want respect, that's all. I'll bet we're the only club in the league that doesn't have curfews. I believe in tossing a little honor in there—you know, it helps develop teamwork."
The only way the Penguins built their edge on Oakland was through teamwork. In Wednesday's tight game Pittsburgh jumped off to a 1-0 lead in the first two minutes on a shot by Pronovost, only to have Oakland come back to tie it at 9:26. The Penguins won by means of a disputed goal in the third period by Nick Harbaruk, who had scored only five goals all year. The Seals argued, with cause, that a Pittsburgh player was in the crease when the puck went in the net, and insisted the game films would prove it. "We don't," said Red Kelly, "lend out our game films."
Pittsburgh should pray that the club does not lend its coach, either.