Q.   What  is  it that allows at this time of year guys like Shaw and

Paille,  bottom  six  forwards,  to  make  such a major impact and get game

winners in such big games?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  We found throughout this Playoffs, it's a lot of

games  and  a  lot  of  nights.  The top lines, whether they neutralize one

another,  the  production  might  come  from those second, third and fourth

lines that somebody jumps up, scores a big goal.

      Obviously scoring is not always high most nights.  Last game was kind

of  a fluke.  But at the same time we don't care who scores goals for us as

long  as we get some production.  A lot of nights it could be any line that

can score.

      We feel we've got some balance on our lines and all lines are capable

of making plays and scoring.  I think Boston has got a capable lineup.

 

      Q.   When the teams are so evenly matched, does home ice mean less or

does mean more?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   We're  happy  to be home.  Certainly we've done

some  good  things this in building.  Excitement right off the bat is going

to  be  real.   Let's  take advantage of it.  We did in the first two games

here.   We  didn't sustain it Game 2, but certainly we know we had it going

in  a tough building to win a game.  Let's take advantage of where we're at

today.

 

      Q.   Will  Hossa  play  tonight  and how does he compare now to maybe

where he was a few days ago?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  He's fine.  He's going to play, and we'll say he

should be better.

 

      Q.   Your  comment  on  Jonathan  Toews' words about Chara, are there

certain ways we can expose him, we can out work him?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well,  I know that's an ongoing battle, ongoing

challenge.   Big  minutes,  big man, positionally strong and aware.  I just

think  that  whether you're going away from him or at him, you've got to do

some things to play in your favor.

      But  it's  not  an  easy  job, and it's not an easy challenge.  But I

think  no  matter  who  we're out there against we want to try to make them

play  more  in  their  own  end and we want to make sure the most important

thing is we get to the net.

 

      Q.   Piggy-backing off my initial question, but here in the final two

or  three  games,  do you need your stars to play and produce like stars as

you got in the last game, Toews, Kane, each getting goals?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Yeah,  you'd love to see some production across

the board, but it's tight out there and usually those guys, a lot of games,

whether they've got the top match up defensively and they've got a top line

offensively that knows how to play in their own end.  So scoring is limited

in a lot of games and scoring opportunities are even tighter.

      But  it's  tough  to forecast and predict that type of stuff.  You've

got a balanced lineup and scoring might be tough, but I don't care where it

comes from.

 

      Q.   Coming  into  this  series in all the Playoffs, I think you guys

have  only given up three goals on the penalty kill, four in this series, I

believe.  Is there anything that's changed from then?  Are you pleased with

the effort at this point?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  Yeah, I think they've done some different things.

You  look  at  the last game, one had the puck on our stick and the another

one was bounced over from the glass, bounced on top of the net right on top

of  their  stick.   I  think  the  way we're doing things and evolving what

they're  doing  to  us is something that we'll always be continuing to move

forward and be aware of.

      But  we  scored a shorthanded goal last game, which is big for us, as

well.   I  think just to continue to try and be aware of what they're up to

and nullify as best we can.

 

      Q.   Two questions:  In your opinion how is the ice this morning, and

do  you  agree  as  most  people believe that a better ice serves your team

better  against  most  teams, maybe even this opponent, as well, because of

your speed?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   I thought the ice was fine today.  It's kind of

one  of  those  days  with  the humidity and it will be a little warmer out

there today.  But the building and the Playoffs have been fine, the ice has

been fine.

      We  talked  about  that going into that game against Detroit with the

stones (Rolling Stones), and I think everybody had no problem with the ice.

I  think sometimes late in periods you've got to know that it gets a little

bit worn out in both buildings, and you've got to be smart in those areas.

 

      Q.   A bunch of goals this series off deflections from the point.  As

a  former D man, is there a certain skill or awareness to shooting from the

point that allows the best possible chance at reflections?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  Yeah, there's definitely a thought process going

into what's going to give you a chance of getting not just the puck through

to  the  net  and  a  chance to get deflected, you've got to make sure that

you've  got  to  get them off the ice and you've got to make sure there's a

lane there.  You need some luck around the net, too, the bounces going your

way,  whether  it hits the stick or a shin pad off of one of their players,

and sometimes it's a second opportunity.

      So  just  getting  it  through is what we're looking to do.  I'm sure

they're  thinking  the  same way.  They've got some big point shooters, but

sometimes  they  have  been finding a way through.  I think quick sticks at

the net, whether you see it or not, be there.

 

      Q.   Not  just  on  the  ice  but off the ice, how is Viktor Stalberg

handled  this  post-season,  the couple of benchings, the limited ice time?

How has he been in the room with you and handling it?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well,  I  think  nobody  wants  to  miss games.

Everybody  wants to play, especially time of the year.  It's a process that

we're  going  through  as a team, and as players you've got to adapt to it.

Keep yourself ready, keep yourself in tune.

      We  were telling Viktor at the top of the series, you could be coming

in  at  the  most  important game of your life and our season, so be ready,

keep yourself in the right frame of mind and have the right approach.

      I  thought  he's been fine when he got injected into the lineup and I

think he's progressing on the right track.

 

      Q.  You guys are essentially going into Game 6 with all the overtimes

and  when you look at the two games here, and how close the teams are, as a

coach,  do  you prepare for it at all going into a game, the possibility of

it in terms of how you deal with your lineup and so on?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  Well, I think that whether you're looking at the

length  of  a game going into it, I think you're playing to win the game in

60  minutes.   I think that's your thought process.  As you go along you're

just dealing with trying to play the game accordingly afterwards.

      We  like  playing  games.  When I say that, games in close proximity.

We  feel  having a balanced lineup of using four lines keeping everybody in

tune  and  fresh  in the games.  So we'll look to play the game like it's a

60-minute game and go from there.

 

      Q.   They've  talked  a  lot about your quick starts in most of these

games  in  this series.  How much of that has to do with your speed through

the neutral zone and how much has to do with getting the puck deep and puck

possession early in games?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well, I think that we always talk about getting

off  to a strong start, be it here or away.  I think that we've been pretty

consistent in our preparation all year long.

      I  commend  the veterans and leaders in the room for getting the guys

focused  in  the  room.   Preparation  is  important, but at the same time,

whether  it's  the speed or the simplicity of how we want to start games or

attack  teams  is something that could be it.  But I want to make sure that

we always prioritize the importance of the start.

 

      Q.   Has  it  been  a  challenge  for you personally dealing with the

momentum swings game to game in this series?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  Well, I think both teams come out of Games 1 and

2  with  a  big  let-down  knowing  that  they were there and it was a huge

disappointment  one  way,  and we had a huge win in Game 1.  So it was good

feeling, bad feeling.

      Exiting  Game  3,  certainly  we  definitely got our attention losing

back-to-back  games  and  trying to get that momentum out of their building

was  something  if  we  felt  we could win that game, we're sitting exactly

where we wanted to be coming here for Game 5.

      Momentum  in this playoff has probably swung both ways several times.

Let's  try  to  sustain  it  here, and we know the importance of having it,

especially in the Final.

 

      Q.   After  scoring  six  goals last game, is there a balance between

feeling confident that you can score against this team and guarding against

the mindset that you've figured this out?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  Offensively, I don't think we want to think that

we're  going to be scoring at that rate.  I know scoring has been tough the

prior  two  games, and we haven't generated a ton of scoring chances.  Last

game,  we  had  some  higher  quality  looks than we've seen throughout the

series.  But tough to forecast what's going to play on that front.

      Let's  know  that  we can't give up the quality we gave up last game,

and  I  think that having a better, more consistent approach, both sides of

the  puck, and knowing that it'll probably be tighter played by both teams,

knowing  that.   Taking  advantage  of  the score and the clock and how you

position  yourself  throughout the periods, I think that'll be reflected by

the score.

 

      Q.  Rate the difference in winning the face-offs in Game 3 and Game 4

and how that affected the result.  Was it as big a deal as we might think?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  I think it played a part early on in the game.  I

thought  we  were  much  more  effective  than in the prior game.  They got

better as the game went on.  I just think starting with the puck is key.  I

think having it against this team is important.

      When  you're  at  a  disadvantage,  that  big  of  a variance, you're

definitely  against  it,  and  I think especially in the big face-offs, the

critical  ones,  especially starting special teams plays a huge importance.

In that scenario we've got to make sure that we're better at it.

 

      Q.   A lot of the talk about the Bruins is their ability to come back

in  games  and  whether  it's a product of what they did in the first round

with  Toronto, but at the same time last game, your team showed the ability

when  Boston  was  bringing  it  on, you kind of counterpunched and took it

back.   Where  does  that  come from on your bench in that Boston is a team

that  just  seems to give other teams the feeling that they're getting back

into it, your team fights back.

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well,  we  came  back in Game 1 two goals late.

When  we  were pressing or the ability to make plays, there's a lot of guys

in  our  locker  room  or on the bench that can deliver, the back end being

active,  as  well.   And  sometimes  when  you're pressing offensively it's

probably  easier  to  manufacture  with the risk behind you, as well.  When

you've got the lead, I'm not so sure we want to be in that exchange of high

quality.

      I  like the response when we made it 3-2 and up 4-2 and obviously 5-5

and  then 6-5, obviously scoring some big goals there.  But we feel there's

production  throughout  our lineup.  At the same time let's not get carried

away knowing that we've just got to think of one side of the puck.