Coach Q met the media this morning after the morning skate to discuss several things.

Q.  Jonathan Toews winning the Selke.  Is this just validation?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   I  thought  Johnny had a real solid year when I

look  offensively  what  his  production  was  like,  but defensively keeps

scoring  chances  for  and  against.   He  had  one of those years that the

numbers  jumped  off the charts.  Playing against top lines shift in, shift

out, that says a lot.

      I think his awareness on both sides of the puck makes him the type of

player that he is.  He really was well-earned and well-deserved.

 

      Q.   When it comes to playing through injuries this time of year, how

do you balance the difference between playing hurt and playing injured?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Because  it's  the Cup, you look at what you go

through  in the regular season, you look at what you deal with come playoff

time, you know, whether it's the number of ice bags, hot packs, whatever it

takes.

      You  could be getting hit on the same spot on the foot on the PK, you

just got to keep going through it.

      I just think guys do whatever it takes to win.

 

      Q.   Talking  to  Johnny  Oduya about Duncan, he said Duncan has this

ability where he doesn't get tired.  How does he play those minutes?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  His conditioning level is very high end.  You've

been  around  a lot of hockey players.  I think he's one of those different

levels,  elite  status  as  far  as  his  conditioning.  He can sustain big

minutes,  long  shifts,  doesn't  show  the  wear and tear over the course,

whether it's recovery for another shift or for a long, big-minute game.

      Whether  it's  in  his  genes or whatever, he's got a nice makeup and

doesn't get fatigued in the course of a game.

 

      Q.  Do you sense possibly having to juggle around your lines mid game

again?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   It  was  six  periods,  so we got a pretty good

assessment  of what they're up to.  We'll see.  I think we got a little bit

more comfortable with our own line rotation as we were going along.

      I  think  every game is different.  We know we're playing a real good

team  here.   We  got to be at our best.  Every game is different.  I think

the lines right now look like they were for most of the regular season.

 

      Q.  Are you able to approach this game differently given the fact you

now have seen them for six periods?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  We know we got to be good.  I know they're going

to be hungry and ready.  We have to be better.

      We  don't  want  to  be  satisfied.   We want to keep getting in that

improved  mode  from  game to game as these finals progress, as the playoff

season progresses.

      Last  game  was a great test.  It was an unbelievable hockey game.  I

still think we want to play to our strengths and be ready to play.

 

      Q.  How would Nathan Horton playing on the Bruins in his regular line

impact your team whether he plays or doesn't play there?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  We know you look back over the course -- you look

at  stats  over the course of the playoffs, you look at his plus-minus, you

wonder  sometimes  plus-minus  might be misleading.  You watch him play the

another night and you say it's not a fluke.

      That  line has been very effective and efficient.  We'll see.  I know

that  line  certainly gave us something to be concerned with from the start

of that game and ongoing.

      We'll see what happens.

 

      Q.   Two  days  off  between  games,  what  does last?  What lives on

through  two off days?  Any strategy games you made in two days, did Claude

get a chance to figure them out?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   We  were happy with the way we exited.  We feel

like the momentum in the Finals is bigger than at any point in the year.  I

think having home ice, right off the bat we want to keep it and sustain it.

      We  talk about momentum and how important it is with our team, inside

the  locker  room, on the bench, in the course of a game.  You want to keep

it as long as you can.

      I  think  the start, we want to make sure we begin in a real positive

way and capture the energy in the building as well.

 

      Q.   All  season the locker room has been relaxed.  It's more evident

now.   Does  winning  Game  1  do that?  Is it just the disposition of this

team?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   I  think we played some real big games here.  I

think  we're coming off some emotional wins, beating Detroit, the L.A. Game

5  was  a  spectacular game.  We've had some highs and lows in the playoffs

here.  That's what it's all about.

      The  process,  it's  a  fun process to go through, but you experience

some different feelings along the way.

      Our  locker room has been pretty even-keeled all year long.  Our guys

have won and know what it is to win.  They can help share their experiences

with the guys that are looking to get there for the first time.

      I  think Boston, they got a lot more guys that are familiar with what

it  takes  as  well.   But  I just think I commend the guys for how they're

looking forward, don't get too high, too low.

 

      Q.   Game 1 was fairly entertaining, a lot of scoring chances.  2010,

same thing.  Do you expect that for this series?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  You play three periods.  No goals.  Probably got

tightened  up  in  the  first  game, as the game went along.  It's tough to

predict that type of stuff.

      I  thought the way Boston shut down Pittsburgh as far as what they're

able  to do offensively, I don't foresee a ton of goals being scored in the

series.

      At the same time every game can be different.

 

      Q.  Just considering how many minutes your defensemen have played the

last two playoff games, are you trying to maybe think about evening out the

time  in this game?  Are you happy with what you're getting from Nick Leddy

in this series?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   I  think  you look back, both games, big games,

long  games.  There's been plenty of time to get rest.  Going into the next

game,  we're  only  worrying  about  that game, playing that game that's in

front of us.  We'll deal with the challenges.

      Guys like to play, they like to play more on the back end.  We'll see

how all the minutes get sorted out.

 

      Q.  Leddy?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   He's one of the guys.  Every game is different.

How we delegate minutes will be determined how the game's going.