Rosie DiManno: Leafs’ Rielly learns to roll with playoff joy ride, speed bumps and all
|Toronto Star 17 Apr 2019 at 19:02|
At the bench, Morgan Rielly sways gently, blinking, as spotlights swing around the darkened arena.
He’s thinking: “Play the best you can. Be solid. Help the team.”
And: “You don’t want to be the guy who makes a mistake. You want to be a guy that the coaches put out there because they trust you, they rely on you.
“You’re nervous. But it’s fun, really fun. You’ve worked all year to get to this point and now you’ve got an opportunity to play the most important hockey of your life. That’s what it feels like.”