Apparently, giving up the puck to the opponent leads to opportunity to score more goals. Man some fans are so annoyed with that sweep, they cant think logically anymore. The physical preparation to the 2 competitions in a row requires losing one of them to win another. All professional athletes choose which one to lose. On purpose. It calls prioritizing. Its a well know fact and used by everyone in every kind of sport, including hockey. The prime example in hockey of using this is team Canada. How they usually play preliminary games and how they usually play in playoff is a big difference. Apparently, the problem you have with my argument now is based on your lack of knowledge.