Sounds like we will see Marian Hossa in the lineup tonight as well as the uniting of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews with Bickell putting his big body in front of the net.

Q.  What is the status of Marian?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  He's expected to play tonight.

 

      Q.  This morning, just a little rest time, treatment?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  He's fine.

 

      Q.  Joel, talk about having a sense of desperation in this game?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   No, we know the importance of the game.  We got

to come in here and win a game.

      Coming  off  our last game, there's some positives to take out of it.

Basically  things  we have to concentrate to improve on, obviously faceoffs

and our power play needs to ignite us as well.

      We definitely know how important the game is.

 

      Q.  You had Bickell with Toews and Kane out there today, is that what

you're looking for, like it worked in L.A.?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  Could be, yeah.

 

      Q.   How  do  you  respond  to  critics  who  question whether it's a

legitimate injury, Marian's toughness, particularly an ex-Blackhawk?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  If he could play, he would play, so we don't need

to  discuss  that.   We know how competitive he is and what he means to our

team.

 

      Q.  How much has the play between the blue lines contributed to where

the series is right now?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   The  neutral zone I think has been pretty tight

for  both  teams.   But  getting  through  it  with  puck possession is the

challenge for both teams.  I think we can be better in that area.

      I think we can be better in the offensive zone as well.  Whether it's

puck  protection, or puck possession, getting through the middle of the ice

is  the ongoing challenge.  The awareness of what we have to get through is

what  we  talk about a lot.  We want to make sure we're better in that area

and getting through it faster.

 

      Q.   The  Kane  and  Toews thing again.  You start the series without

them  together,  they worked together well in the last series, you put them

back together again.  Is this a card up your sleeve?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Every  series  is  different.  Every matchup is

different.   They've  had some looks together over the course of the games.

We  look at production.  Sometimes maybe we're looking to ignite.  One line

can  get  going.   We  don't really care who scores goals.  If they can get

hot, get on the board offensively, that's what we look for.

      But  they're certainly capable of it.  They exited the last series on

a high note.  Getting back together here, hopefully they can continue on.

 

      Q.   Joel,  do  you  feel you've been too preoccupied with Chara this

series or is he worthy of the attention you're giving him?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   I  don't  know  if  we're giving him attention,

respect  or  whatever.   Certainly  he's  playing meaningful minutes.  He's

going  to  be out there against top guys.  It's not like we're keeping guys

off the ice.

      I  think  the score is something we always look at as well, it's what

we're  playing  against.  I think the guys out there against him, they like

to  play their game.  But certainly it's a challenge getting through him to

the  net,  whether  it's  him  or everybody.  That's the area we got to get

better at.

 

      Q.   You're  talking  about  puck  protection  and  possession.   How

important is Hossa to getting that done for you in the neutral zone?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Whether  it's neutral zone, offensive zone, all

zones,  his awareness with the puck and puck protection is as good as there

is in the game.  I think defensively he is responsible as well.

      He  sees plays, makes plays in tight areas, knows how to come up with

pucks.

 

      Q.  Jonathan was taking about the faceoffs, that the Bruins do a good

job  moving their legs on the faceoffs.  What have you seen they've done so

well?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well,  we've looked at it, dissected it, really

spent some time on it the last couple days to know we have to be more aware

of what they're up to.  Let's make sure we win more than our share, because

it  was  a  very  abnormal,  one-sided,  last  game and could have been the

difference in the game.

 

      Q.   Can  you  discuss Jamal Mayers' role on this team, filling in on

lines.   He  also  said he didn't want to be a coach.  Would he make a good

coach?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  I don't want to encourage anybody to be a coach.

Jammer  is one of those guys, he's a great teammate.  He does everything he

can  for  the guys.  He has some experience.  He wants to get in the lineup

in  the  worst  way.   Does everything he can to get in there if the moment

arises.  Keeps himself ready.

      He  has  pretty  good  insights  to what the guys are thinking about,

whether  it's  in  between games, preparing himself for games.  He's a good

mentor for some of the younger guys as well.

      Jammer  has  been around coaching for a long time, when he first came

in  the league early in his career as well.  He has a pretty good awareness

to not just the game but the way people approach things.

 

      Q.   Seabrook  and  Keith, obviously keys to your offense.  What have

you done or can you do to help them get more bulk?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   I think offensively we'd like a little bit more

I'd  say puck possession we're talking about in the offensive zone, whether

it's  more  movement  off  the  points, getting shots through, getting ugly

goals.  We need more traffic.  We haven't got those lanes.  Whether we have

to  get  in  earlier  position  where the lanes are open, one-timers, but a

little more action on our points in the offensive zone, puck possession and

movement down in the offensive zone as well.

 

      Q.   In  dissecting  the  faceoff  video,  were  you  able to pick up

tendencies?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  The tendency is they went back to their team more

than  us.   That  was probably the one thing.  They've got some good skill.

They've got some good technique.  I think trying to disrupt it is something

we're going to have to challenge.

 

      Q.  In boxing fighters say they worry about what they're going to do,

not  the  other  person.   One would think in your game what the other team

does affects what you do.  How do you view that?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  In our game we like to play to our strengths.  We

always talk about an awareness of what they're up to, what we do.  It's how

we  can  play,  what  we can control.  We want to play to our strengths, we

want  to  play to our speed game, and we want to make them play defense the

best we can.

      We  can do a better job.  If we want to be successful, that's an area

we have to be better at.  We have to make sure we spend more time attacking

and more time in their end.