Q.   Joel,  how  are  you able to kind of get the offense opened up a

little  bit more after games 1, 2 and 3 were pretty tight?  You played more

of  your  style in Game 4.  How were you able to do that and how can you do

it again?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well,  I think sometimes the games seem to open

up, and that game I think we got a lead.  I think they had to open up their

end of it, as well.  All of a sudden pucks going in both ends more frequent

than we saw the first three games.  Tough to predict that.

      I think you want to forecast going into games.  You want to make sure

it's  going  to be tight.  You expect them to play tight.  They play with a

purpose.   We  want  to  make  sure  defensively  there's  a purpose there.

Offensively  we  want  to make sure we make them play on their end a little

bit more going into that game than the prior game for sure.

      But that's going to be an ongoing challenge.  But that's what we want

to  make  sure, that we make them at least turn and less offense zone time.

I  thought  we  got  to  the net better in the last game than we saw in the

first of the series.

 

      Q.   First  three  games  it  seemed  like you spent a lot of time on

match-ups,  and  Game 4 you just played your team and didn't worry about it

as  much.   Is  that the approach for Game 5 or now that you're at home, do

you go back to it?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  Yeah, I think the first two games at home here we

were  rolling  lines, and even in their building Game 3.  I think basically

our  focus  is  to get all four lines rolling in the game.  The lines might

have  changed  in a couple of the games.  But we like the rotation, we like

the balance in our lines right now.  I think that we've got some production

across the board basically.

      Every  game  is  different,  and  we'll  see  how  the game plays out

tomorrow.

 

      Q.   Any significance to Hossa missing practice and Mayers skating in

his place?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   No.  We did that in the morning skate the other

day.  Hossa is fine.

 

      Q.   What  are  the  benefits  and also the challenges of facing Rask

night after night after night at this point?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  Well, every game is different.  You want to make

sure  that  he  doesn't  get  too  comfortable.   I  thought  we  were very

accommodating  Game 3 as far as where we put the puck off the forecheck.  A

lot  of right in his glove, no traffic, saw every shot.  So I think we want

to  make  sure  that if we can get to the net is what we would try to focus

on.   Make it challenging for him finding pucks, and more pucks at the net.

Put  it  in place when it does go to the net, is what we would look forward

to.

      They don't make it easy any in that area, but that's our challenge.

 

      Q.  Corey Crawford was sort of joking that last series people thought

he  was  having  trouble  with  the  blocker  side.  Here he is the winning

goalie,  and  yet  he  seems  to be getting a lot of the attention over the

glove, and just how he's handling that.

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   He's  fine.   I  think  that  the  scrutiny  of

goaltending at any stage of the season is at a different level of any other

player, and I guess it's even more out there now that you're in the Final.

      But  Corey  just seems to move forward whatever the challenge is, the

next  shot,  the  next  game.   He's  excited about the opportunity.  We're

excited  about  what he accomplished.  He won a big game for us, and that's

where we're at.

      We're in a good spot, and he's moving forward, as well.  I just think

we  want to make sure that we play strong in front of him and don't give up

as many quality chances as we had in the last game.

 

      Q.   Michal  Rozsival  had a pretty productive night the other night.

What's been working well for him?  And the second part is what's it mean to

have a veteran who's had experiences like him come on the team?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   He's been a real nice fit to our team since the

start of the season.  Rosy is predictable, experienced, patience level with

the  puck  is  something we haven't in some time in that role.  Only played

half  the games, but deserved a lot more minutes than that.  Even the games

he  did  play  probably  deserved to have more meaningful minutes.  We felt

when  he  did  get  more  ice time and take on more challenges that we were

comfortable with him against anybody on the ice.

      I  think  in  that  role,  in  that  position, it really enhanced our

overall team game.  I think the depth of our defense from the outset of the

season  was  probably the greatest improvement from last year to this year,

and I think he's one of the big factors in that area.

      He's  been  productive  all  year  long.   You  look  at whether it's

plus/minus,  his  patience  with  the  puck  and sometimes he has points to

reflect  it.   His  direct  plays  and putting the puck in right areas when

there's no direct plays is very complementary to our team game.

 

      Q.   There's a lot of big names on this team, Patrick Sharp sometimes

flies  under  the  radar,  but  just  like in 2010, he seems to be the most

consistent  producer  you  have.   Is  he  just  a  guy  that  embraces the

spotlight?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  Well, Sharpy has had a good playoff and I thought

he  scored a huge goal for our power play and for himself and for our team.

The  last  few  games,  he  seems like he's getting the puck a lot more and

getting opportunities around the net.

      I  thought that line was extremely dangerous last game, as well.  Had

a couple of better looks when he scored, too.  So it was nice to see him in

that area.

      Certain guys get opportunities and certain guys get a little bit more

attention  than  others  come Playoff time.  But like we said all along, we

don't care who scores, but we like the fact that he's been productive.

 

      Q.   How  if at all, do expectations change for Marian Hossa now that

he's  not  practicing?   He's  obviously  fighting  something.  And can you

expect him to be the same player that he has been for you guys all year?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  Yeah, we expect him to be the same.  I think that

one   thing   about   Hossa,   production   offensively  or  responsibility

defensively,  complementing our team game in all facets of the game is what

we  look  for.   That  consistency of what he brings day in, day out to our

game  is  what  makes  him  a special player and a valuable addition to our

team.

      I  think  that all areas we're going to be leaning on him.  No matter

where we put him, you know he's going to get the job done.

      So  I  think we would expect him to be feeling a lot more comfortable

even going into tomorrow's game.

 

      Q.   How  much  does  home  ice  advantage  mean at this point of the

series?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well,  we're happy to be home for sure.  I know

that  losing  Game  2 here was definitely a tough ending, and we had to get

something in their building, so we want to take advantage of being at home.

      I  know  we had a big start here in Game 2, didn't sustain it.  We're

looking  forward to taking advantage right from the outset of the noise and

excitement  in  the  building  and use it in our favor.  But sustaining it,

that's what we'll be looking for.

 

      Q.   Marian said he was limited and wasn't 100 percent.  Even in that

stage limited, what can he give you and how valuable is it that he goes out

there even though he can't go 100 percent?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well, yeah, I liked his contribution last game.

Like  I said that line was very effective for us.  They generated a lot and

useful  in areas.  I think defensively, too, you know Hossa is always going

to be in the right spot and not give up anything on that end of it.

      Very happy to use him whatever number you want to say percentage that

he's  ready at.  I think everybody has different limitations, but everybody

is giving it their all.

 

      Q.   Just  back  to Patrick Sharp, as long as we've been covering the

team  he  seems to be that guy in the room who does his part to keep things

loose,  kind of a prankster and I know guys were bugging him after his goal

celebration.   Can  you  address  when you have that good of a player who's

also that personable in the room, how much value it is this time of year?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   We've  been  through  it,  young  guys that are

working  their  way through it, and I think he helps with the younger guys.

Knowing  that I think at this stage of the game you don't want to get ahead

of your experience, and that experience of past years or a couple years ago

is certainly valuable.

      I  think that his recognition of those type of guys, where they're at

today, is very beneficial for our team and for our staff.  Saying the right

things, doing the right things, I think the guys have all had a pretty good

contribution  of  making  sure the guys that haven't been there are groomed

properly and making sure the focus is in the right place.

 

      Q.   What  more do you need to see from Nick Leddy, or is his lack of

ice team more about the other guys playing well?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   I  think  we expect Nick to get back to playing

more  in  tomorrow's  game.   I think as the game progressed last game, not

getting  him  out  there  against the match-up that we were looking for was

there,  too.  Then late in the game we didn't go there.  I thought the five

guys in our rotation were getting the job done.

      But  every  game is different, but he brings a nice guy from our back

end  that can move the puck and defend and do what we need him to do to get

involved  in  the  attack,  as  well,  offensively.   We’ll look forward to

getting him more involved, as well tomorrow.

 

      Q.   How pleased were you with the play of Viktor Stalberg during the

last two games particularly the play with that line with Shaw?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Yeah,  I  think when you look at that line as a

whatever  number  you want to quantify it or qualify it as, scoring off the

rush,  making plays, and spending some time in the offensive zone, they are

all  dangerous  when  they  have  the puck, make plays around the net.  Got

quick sticks.  It's a line we hadn't gone to all year, but it's a line that

is  very  dangerous,  both  on  the  attack  and  in  zone.  Make sure that

defensively they do the right things so they can have the puck a lot.

      Like we said just a while ago, we like the four-line rotation that we

come  out  of  that game with, and I think that's a line that could jump up

and score a couple of big goals for us.

 

      Q.  Of all the goalies you've coached over the years, which ones took

it the most personally when they had a sub-par game and where would you put

Corey in that mix of guys who like to bounce back after?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Well, I've had so many goalies it's tough to go

back  there.   But just talking about Corey's situation, Corey has had some

games,  whether  it's  a  tough  goal  or a tough game.  We had a big third

period  and  he rallied and we rallied and got back and saw that in Game 7,

as well.

      I think when you look at him, no matter the game, the situation, he's

moving  forward,  finding the next puck and settling down and doing what he

can  do to control the next shot and save.  His demeanor is the same.  So I

think he's in the right place.

 

      Q.  Some of the guys were saying Boston's power play has been varying

their  looks  pretty  consistently and making things difficult.  Do you see

your PK getting back to where it was in the previous series?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:   Yeah,  just  looking back at the two goals last

game,  you look at the first one was one of those goals that, okay, I think

it  was  very  fortunate on their part.  And then the next one was a bounce

off  the  glass,  bounce  over  the net, in front of the net right on their

sticks.   Sometimes  they're  going  to go in.  I don't think we did things

that generated production.

      But  hey,  they've  got  some  guys  with  patience with the puck and

they've  got  some  guys  that  can  make  plays  and  they've got some big

shooters, so that's always an ongoing challenge.

 

      Q.   Boston seems to get a lot of credit in the series as a defensive

club,  but  you  guys  are the ones that won the Jennings Trophy this year.

What do you guys do when you're doing your best defensively?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  I think pressuring the puck and taking away time

and  space  and  eliminating time in our own end is the best way we like to

play  our  game.   What we think the best defense is a good offense, having

the  puck and making them defend is what we try to do.  Forcing the puck up

ice  as  quickly  as possible and have five guys basically in an area where

they're  all  together  offensively or defensively when the time arises and

very active D on the offensive side of things.

      But make sure that when we are defending we're committed to that.

 

      Q.   Your  team is 8-1 after Game 3 in the Playoffs this year.  I was

wondering  if  you thought is that just a coincidence or do you think there

is  kind  of  a  learning curve that you go through each series and kind of

figure out what teams are trying to do to neutralize your speed and skill?

      COACH QUENNEVILLE:  I think every game is different, every series has

been  different.   When  you  look  back  at  the  next  game, whether it's

momentum,  whether  it's that game particularly, it's tough to say what was

the difference between 4, 5, 6.

      I just thought we had a real solid game last game.  We knew we had to

win on the road, put us exactly where we wanted to be exiting that game.

      Momentum  is  important in the Playoffs, even more so we think in the

Finals.  Let's take advantage of it.

 

      Q.   The  power play the other night, they finally converted.  Do you

think that will give the team more confidence starting tomorrow night?

      COACH  QUENNEVILLE:  I think it's going to help.  Definitely the guys

were pressing a little bit more in those situations.  I thought there was a

play  recognition  patience  with the puck in certain areas.  Obviously the

production  could  help get them even more comfortable in those areas as we

go along here.

      We're  going  to  need  our  power  play to score again, but that was

certainly a big goal for us.