Q.  Two  quick  ones  with  Brent  Seabrook.   How  much has his game

elevated  since  the  start  of  the Playoffs?  And just hearing the banter

between  him  and  Toews  kind  of  lifting your captain up, does he have a

bigger leadership role than we see from our side?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  I think Seabrook, since I've been here, he's one

of  the  guys  that doesn't wear a letter but he's definitely a big part of

our  leadership group.  Even at a young age here, five years going back, he

was  probably  the  one  voice  that  you hear a lot in the locker room and

probably  the  most  on  the  bench or around even practice or game time or

preparing  between  periods.  I think he's the one guy that usually says --

you'll  hear  him  the  most.   He always says the right things, and he's a

great  teammate,  a  great  competitor,  and  I  think he got excited about

getting back playing with Duncan and getting more ice time, and I think his

game responded accordingly.

 

      Q.  Joel, how did you solve the face-off situation between Game 3 and

Game  4  where  there  was  such  a  disparity  in Game 3 and in Game 4 you

tightened it up?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Yeah,  there were two things that we definitely

paid  attention  to was our face-off and our power play.  We wanted to make

sure  that  we were more of a factor in those areas, and I thought one goes

hand-in-hand  with  the power play's effectiveness, and starting off with a

loss  draw.  But I thought we studied it, we looked it; the discrepancy was

just  at  a  different number.  We had never seen anything like that, so we

had to do something different.

      I  think all the centermen talked about it, looked at it, and any way

we  could get a 50/50, have the wingers help out or tie them up or whatever

could  play  into our favor, but I thought the guys got a good start in the

game.   I  thought  they  got  better as the game went on.  But certainly I

thought the awareness and preparing for it was in the right place.

 

      Q.   Joel,  I'll  get  this  one  out of the way early:  You've got a

backup  goalie  who set a wins record, I believe, this year, he's played in

the  Final,  he's got a lot of experience.  Given where the goals seemed to

be going in on Corey, do you even consider at this point making a change at

all?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  No, not at all.  No, we're very comfortable with

Corey.   Corey  has  been rock solid all year for us, and when he's got the

ball,  he's  been  outstanding,  and he's the biggest reason why we're here

today.

 

      Q.   Piggy-backing  off the face-off question, when you go to address

that  after  that  deficit,  what  kind  of  thinking  goes into it?  Is it

emphasis,  more film, practice?  How do you combat when the team does that?

And  has  the  importance of face-offs kind of changed over the years given

the advent of more statistics involved in hockey than maybe decades ago?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well,  I  think  everybody  places  a different

emphasis  on stats, and certain stats can be important when you look at the

importance  of winning a key face-off or meaningful face-offs.  Usually you

look at starting special teams with winning a draw.

      But  when  you  look at it almost down to the science of what they're

doing  to  beat  us  on  certain face-offs, you're looking at your approach

going  into it, and I think that's how you start off, and then anything you

can  do differently to start off from a different point, that might be part

of it.

      I  just  think  you're starting to be a little bit more familiar with

that  same face-off guy.  There's things you can try to do differently, and

I  think  that  repeatedly  getting beat certainly gets your attention, and

you'll  try  to  do  different  things,  but  that's going to be an ongoing

challenge.

 

      Q.   That  game  was obviously a lot different than the other ones in

the  series,  but  why?   What were the biggest reasons?  Why were you guys

able to find so much more open space?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   I think there's been stretches in all the games

where  it's  probably  been  a little bit more free-flowing than others.  I

think Game 1 had a lot of action; the start to Game 2 was going up and down

the  ice; last night's game started off like it was kind of -- not a lot of

room,  but  I  think  once  the puck started going in it seemed like it was

end-to-end.

      But  I  think  in  all four games, and basically from every minute of

every  game, the pace has been high-end, and you've got to make sure you're

moving.   They're  quick.   We  want  to make sure we use our quickness, as

well.

      Sometimes  whether their odd man breaks or you're getting through the

middle  of  the  ice cleanly, but sometimes you know if you're going to get

something  at  the  other  end  you'd  better  cash in or you'd better take

advantage  of  the  puck because you know it's going down the other end, so

you  want  to  make sure you manage that better.  I don't think you want to

just  get  out  there  and  exchange  high-quality chances because the team

that's  a  little  more patient will probably have a little more success if

that's the case.

 

      Q.   Jonathan's role on this team is obviously well-defined, and part

of  that  role is to score goals.  As a coach can you be satisfied with his

game when he's not scoring goals?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  Well, I think he's one of those players who what

he  brings  to our team is what you look for in a leader, in a captain.  He

brings  all the ingredients of how you want your team to play, how hard you

want  your  team  to  play,  plays  it  the  right way.  You know, he kills

penalties  for  us.   Offensively I think he gives the opponent a lot to be

concerned  with.  He's going to play heavy minutes.  He's going to play the

match-up minutes against their top D.

      In  all  four  series  he's  given the opponent a lot to be concerned

with.   I know he hasn't scored a lot, but the guy he's playing out against

game  in  game out in these series, Johnny has been basically at least even

with him or ahead of the game.

      We measure scoring chances at the end of the every game, and over the

course of the season, regular season, Playoffs Johnny always finds a way to

be on the right side of that.

 

      Q.   Was  there  something  early in the game yesterday where you saw

that  maybe  Nick  wasn't going to be as effective, and with a young guy do

you explain that to him, make sure he keeps his head up even if his minutes

are reduced?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  No.  In the course of a game, I think every game

is  different.   We  went into the game, I think we were waiting to see how

things played out.  Certain match-ups you're looking for in the course of a

game.   And we're on the road sometimes you can't get it, and sometimes the

score reflects it and sometimes you get deeper in the game and you're going

to wait and see, but I think that was probably the case last night with the

lead.

      Later  in the game we didn't go to him too much, but we'll definitely

visit with him as we go along here before the next game.

 

      Q.   You  mentioned  that  end-to-end hockey, which seems to suit you

guys  maybe  better  than the Bruins.  As a coach do you want to see things

tighten  up  as  the  series  goes  on,  or  would  you  like  to  see that

back-and-forth game continuing?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  I think we'd like to get down the ice as quick as

possible.   We  don't  want to let them go down as quick as they can go.  I

think  there's  a  lot  of  skill  and speed on all their lines.  There's a

give-and-take  as  far  as  the quality and quantity we give up.  We always

measure how we play is what we give up, and they can generate stuff.

      But  I  just  don't  think  we want to just exchange scoring chances,

knowing  that  we're giving up odd man breaks.  That's not part of our game

and it's not part of the way we want to play.

 

      Q.   The  Johnny  (Jonathan) Toews that we see is not a guy that gets

very  high  or  low.  He never looks like he lacks confidence, but Seabrook

has  gone  to  him  in  the penalty box once to calm him down once in these

Playoffs, given him a little pep talk about goal scoring and getting in the

right frame of mind for that.  Is Jonathan just like everybody else when he

goes through those up-and-down moods and his confidence levels?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well,  Johnny,  you  look  back  on his regular

season,  he  had quite a year this year.  He got off to a really good start

and had a stretch of games where he was as good as a player as there's been

at any point over the course of the season.

      And  now we've gotten in the Playoffs, and now we see the focus is on

not scoring much, but I still think the other intangibles to his game bring

so much to our team.

      Obviously  you're a player and you're a scorer, you love to score and

you  get  excited  when  you  score,  but  not scoring really as far as him

getting  down  and  getting  frustrated, you can look at that one period in

Detroit  where  he didn't get to the bench, but I still think his approach,

getting  prepared for the game and preparing his team, or our team, for the

game, he hasn't changed his demeanor.

      He  knows  how  important,  what  winning is all about and that's his

focus and that's his motivation.

 

      Q.   It  looked like your defense was a little bit more active in the

offensive  zone.   Is that specific instructions, especially coming off two

games  where  you only scored one goal?  You're just trying to create more?

What do you tell them, to take a few more chances but not too many?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well, I think you look at the way Boston plays,

and  puck  possession is important.  If we can keep it as long as we can in

any  zone,  we'd  like  to  do  that.   Managing  the  puck is something we

emphasize  going into the game.  Incorporating our D off the rush or in the

zone  is  something  we've  done  all  year,  and  if we can get that, that

alleviates  a  little  bit  more freedom with the puck, just give them more

options away from the puck is something you'll visit with.

      But  I  thought  we  had a little more puck possession time, which is

easier said than done against that team, but something that will be ongoing

challenge.

 

      Q.   Jonathan said earlier he actually thought the first couple games

you  guys may have been giving Chara a little bit too much respect.  Do you

agree with that, and was there a more concerted effort to go after him last

night?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   You  know,  I think when you're playing against

that  guy,  he's out there for half the game, and I think that whether it's

staying  away  from  him, going after him, playing through him, working his

side  or  the  opposite  side,  it's something that with their team game, I

don't  think  you  want to strategize too much, and where you travel around

the  ice,  I  just don't think you want to get distracted just because he's

there.   You  don't  want to go where you have to get to, to be successful,

and that means the front of the net.

      I thought we did a much more effective job of getting to the net last

night.   That's something that we have to do, and I think we should be more

prioritized with getting in front of the goalies than worrying about Chara.

 

      Q.   Have  you  noticed  anything  about  Corey?   I  know  you're so

confident,  but  have  you noticed why he's having so much trouble with the

glove side?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   You  know,  last  night's game was one of those

games  where pucks were going in.  We'll visit with that, but all year long

Corey  has just moved on and he just moves from save to save and it doesn't

faze  him.  I'm sure he'll be excited about getting back in there and get a

good  practice  under  our  belt in the morning skate, and he'll be back to

doing his thing.

 

      Q.   Not  so  much  last night but a couple other games it looks like

he's  kind of had his struggles.  What do you want to see from him?  Do you

need to see more from him?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  Well, Nick has got some nice assets, and I think

quickness,  getting  up  in  the  attack  and turning pucks from defense to

offense  right away is one of his strengths, and in the puck area make sure

we're  killing plays and defending quickly in the puck area and eliminating

players  with  a  puck possession game by them in their zone, is what we're

looking for.

      But  at the same time, Nick gives us a nice presence on the back end,

gives  us nice balance.  We didn't play him a ton last night, obviously not

much,  but  we  still think that we'll be home tomorrow, we look to get him

back going.  I shouldn't say tomorrow, Saturday.

 

      Q.   Along  those  same  lines, Nick Leddy was such a big part of the

effort  this  season,  all  regular season long.  Is this part of maybe the

maturation process of a young defenseman still at this point?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well,  we look at our defense, we've got a nice

defense  for  sure,  and  we've  had some depth, and we didn't even have to

address  one  of the -- even Michal Rozsival -- half the games didn't play,

and  in  that  rotation  we  know  he  was  capable  of  absorbing way more

meaningful  minutes  than  he  was playing, let alone not even playing some

nights.   So  it  was  always a decision, but we felt our depth on the back

end, we've been much better than we've ever seen here.

      Last  night  those  five  guys  basically  assumed those same kind of

minutes  across  the  board  and  rotated those guys evenly.  Basically the

first time we did that all year, and we'll see how that goes out.