Here is the video of his comments
Teams can come back down 3-1 in series and they can also blow 4-1 leads in a game 7 with 10 minutes left. Hockey is a crazy sport and anything can happen so Alfie shouldn't be such a downer. You're a captain and sometimes you have to leave your emotions at the door and say the right things to try and help your team win. Can you imagine how deflating this would feel to teammates and fans. Your fearless captain who has led the team through his own boos admitting defeat. Will Ottawa fans turn on him? Probably not.