If you can find a copy of Inning 9 of Ken Burns' Baseball, one of my favorite segments is of Bob Costas talking about being in the Boston Red Sox locker room in the bottom of the 10th inning. The Red Sox had taken the lead in the top of the 10th on Dave Henderson's home run, and they had started putting up the protective sheeting and bringing in the risers. But as soon as Calvin Schiraldi let loose with a wild pitch that scored the tying run (with two outs and two strikes on Mookie Wilson)...well, let me let Peter Gammons describe it:
With "eerie efficiency," as Costas describes it, the visiting clubhouse was cleared of the riser, the trophy, the champagne and the Red Sox owners in less than one minute.
So, with that set up, here's a video from savingstanley.com. The set up: Game 5 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, in overtime, with the Hurricanes up 3-1. Carolina has just gone on the power play to try to put the stinking game away. Meanwhile, the keepers of the Cup, Phil Pritchard and Craig Campbell, are tucked away somewhere in the RBC Center with the Conn Smythe and the Stanley Cup, watching the game.
Three minutes to exit the building.
My question: I'm vaguely familiar with the locker-room area of Joe Louis Arena. Where, exactly, were they hiding for Game 5?