Carl Gunnarsson wasn't kidding.
The St. Louis Blues defenseman ran into head coach Craig Berube in the bathroom between the third period and overtime and told his bench boss that he just needed one more chance, Berube told reporters postgame, according to The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford.
Berube shared the story with the team in the dressing room, according to ESPN's Greg Wyshynski.
Gunnarsson scored the winner less than four minutes into the extra frame Wednesday night to give the Blues a 3-2 victory, squaring the Stanley Cup Final at one game apiece and handing St. Louis its first-ever win in the championship round.
The blue-liner clanged a slap shot off the post with two minutes left in the third period.
Game 3 of the series is scheduled for Saturday night in St. Louis.