Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Comparison of minutes between Ducks and Blackhawks defenseman

By: Stefanie Marie
       with Jonathan Davis


Anaheim Ducks

To no surprise Ryan Getzlaf has logged more minutes at forward than other Anaheim Ducks forward.  His 128:13 total time on ice through 5 games works out to 25:36 minutes per game

Here is a breakdown of minutes played and Average Time on Ice for the Anaheim Ducks defenseman.

Player                           Total Time On Ice                    Average Time on Ice
Beauchemin                            142:03                                         28:40
Lindholm                                140:38                                         28:07
Fowler                                     135:36                                        27:05
Despres                                    124:19                                        24:51
Vatanen                                   117:35                                        23:41
Stoner                                      102:15                                        20:27


Blackhawks
Player                           Total Time On Ice                    Average Time on Ice
Keith                                        173:22                                        34:40
Seabrook                                  158:39                                       31:15
Hjalmarsson                            151:33                                       30:09
Oduya                                      140:24                                        28:05
Cumiskey                                   51:40                                       10:20
Timonen                                     46:31                                         9:18
Rundblad                                   10:47                                       10:47


 


13 different Anaheim Ducks players have a goal in the ECF and 15 have points




Anaheim Ducks Playoff Scoring in the Western Conference Final
 
Player                                     Goals                     Assists              Points
Ryan Getzlaf                             0                              7                       7
Jakob Silfverberg                     1                              4                       5
Nate Thompson                        1                              3                       4
Andrew Cogliano                     1                              3                       4
Ryan Kesler                              2                              1                       3
Matt Beleskey                           2                              1                       3
Hampus Lindholm                   1                              2                       3
Cam Fowler                              1                              2                       3
Sami Vatanen                           1                              2                       3
Corey Perry                              2                              0                       2
Patrick Maroon                        2                              0                       2
Kyle Palmieri                            1                              1                       2
Simon Despres                          1                              1                       2
Francois Beauchemin              0                              2                       2
Emerson Etem                          1                              0                       1
 
 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Blackhawks Post Game Notes and Coach Q Reaction following Game 5 of the WCF

2015 WCF Post-Game 5




Notes:
  • The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Blackhawks in overtime, 5-4, in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night … The Ducks took a 3-2 series lead heading into Game 6 at the United Center on Wednesday night … Chicago won 26 faceoffs and sent 28 shots on goal … The Blackhawks are 4-1 in five overtime playoff games this year.
  • Jonathan Toews potted two goals within the final 1:50 of the third period to force overtime … Toews sent five shots on goal and won nine faceoffs in 19:12 of ice time … Toews has six multi-point games in the postseason … Toews has five points (3g, 2a) in the series … Toews has six career multi-goal playoff games.
  • Teuvo Teravainen scored Chicago’s first goal at 1:11 in the second period … Teravainen also tallied one assist, three shots on goal and one hit in 16:03 of time on ice … Teravainen has a two-game point streak (1g, 1a) and has six points (2g, 4a) in the postseason.
  • Brent Seabrook notched his fifth playoff goal with 25 seconds remaining in the second period … Seabrook also collected an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in 22:57 of ice time … Seabrook’s nine postseason points (5g, 4a) are tied for third among NHL defensemen.
  • Patrick Sharp registered the secondary assist on the first two Blackhawks goals … Sharp also posted a game-high six shots in 14:44 of ice time … Sharp has a two-game point streak (3a) and 12 postseason points (4g, 8a).
  • Antoine Vermette collected the primary assist on Teravainen’s tally … Vermette owns a two-game point streak (1g, 1a).
  • Duncan Keith earned his 11th postseason assist on Toews’ first tally … Keith paces league defensemen with 13 points (2g, 11a).
  • Marian Hossa tallied his ninth assist of the postseason on Toews’ first goal … Hossa has three points (1g, 2a) in the series.
  • Andrew Shaw recorded his fifth assist of the playoffs on Toews’ game-tying goal … Shaw has two points (1g, 1a) in the series.
  • Bryan Bickell totaled a team-high five hits in 14:37 of ice time.
  • Corey Crawford stopped 23 of 28 shots on goal … Crawford is 10-8 in the postseason.
 
 
 
COACH JOEL QUENNEVILLE
THE MODERATOR: Questions for coach.
 
Q. As good as that comeback was, how frustrating, aggravating, whatever you want to call it, were those first 20 minutes for the guys?
COACH QUENNEVILLE: Yeah, it was a great comeback, a great second, a great third, amazing finish, tough in the overtime.
We didn't start on time for the first time in the series. They talked about being ready. Might have been the differential. But great comeback.
 
Q. Coach, the emotional rollercoaster in just about every game in this series, how does this affect you going forward do you think now that you're going back home into a Game 6 where it's all on the line?
COACH QUENNEVILLE: It was a big game tonight. Next game gets bigger. We got to be ready to rise to that challenge, go home, just try to win one game.
 
Q. Joel, seventh time there were three goals in one period, them scoring so quickly. Do you have any explanation for the lapses in stretches like that?
COACH QUENNEVILLE: Yeah, I mean, we have big periods offensively, as well. But key shifts of quick goals is something we haven't dealt with before. We got to make sure we got to kill that.
 
Q. Joel, that comeback you guys had first, what can you say about how Toews played the last two minutes? Is there any way you can kind of use that as momentum going into the next game?
COACH QUENNEVILLE: Well, it's been pretty even outside of the start to the game for them. Put ourselves back with a great second period. Did a lot of good things. Now you're down two, it doesn't look very good. Johnny comes up with two gigantic goals that give us a chance to win.
You know, I think his career in big-game moments, Johnny, I'll let them speak for themselves.
 
Q. Teravainen, young guy, but how much maturity is he showing in a game like tonight?
COACH QUENNEVILLE: Good patience, play recognition. Nice to see him score a big goal for us, as well. He's got a nice shot through the middle of the ice.
But that line got going there, gave us a good push there starting that second.
 
Q. Coach, second period you were able to turn the tables. Wondering if that's something you can build off of. Describe why you had such success in the second period.
COACH QUENNEVILLE: We started moving. First period we were very stationary, played in our end, didn't get pucks out, didn't get in shooting lanes.
We weren't skating.
 
Q. Much of the story here, everybody is saying the wear-down factor. How much of that do you see whatsoever to this point in this series and can it be a factor from your end?
COACH QUENNEVILLE: Well, wear-down, I don't know. It's been very close. Every game's competitive. Didn't get to see how the overtime played out in the other two games. Certainly the fact we were able to come back in the second and third periods. I don't know. I'll let you guys determine that.
Thanks.

Anaheim Ducks Notes and Numbers following Game 5 of the WCF

 
Anaheim Ducks Playoff Scoring in the Western Conference Final
 
Player                                     Goals                     Assists              Points
Ryan Getzlaf                             0                              7                       7
Jakob Silfverberg                     1                              4                       5
Nate Thompson                        1                              3                       4
Andrew Cogliano                     1                              3                       4
Ryan Kesler                              2                              1                       3
Matt Beleskey                           2                              1                       3
Hampus Lindholm                   1                              2                       3
Cam Fowler                              1                              2                       3
Sami Vatanen                           1                              2                       3
Corey Perry                              2                              0                       2
Patrick Maroon                        2                              0                       2
Kyle Palmieri                            1                              1                       2
Simon Despres                          1                              1                       2
Francois Beauchemin              0                              2                       2
Emerson Etem                          1                              0                       1
 
 
 
 
Matt Beleskey scored his first career overtime goal at 45 seconds of the extra frame, marking the second-fastest goal to begin an overtime in franchise history (Elias Sports Bureau). The fastest was scored by Steve Thomas at 39 seconds into OT for a 1-0 win in Game 4 of the SCF on June 2, 2003 vs. NJ. Beleskey is tied for second among playoff leaders in GWG (3).
 
Ryan Getzlaf (2-17=19) has established a franchise record for most points in a playoff campaign with his 19th of the 2015 postseason (14 games). Getzlaf surpassed his own club record set in 2009 when he notched 4-14=18 points in 13 games. He has pushed his point/assist streak to five games (0-7=7), marking the NHL’s longest postseason assist streak since LA’s Jeff Carter from May 16-28, 2014 (six games, 5-7=12). Getzlaf also owns the longest active point streak of the 2015 playoffs (tied for the fourth-longest overall this postseason). He leads the playoffs with 17 assists, five more than any other skater. With 0-2=2 points tonight, Getzlaf also shares the team lead with six multi-point games this postseason.
 
Stopping 24-of-28 shots, Frederik Andersen recorded his 11th win of the postseason to move into a share of the league lead with TB’s Ben Bishop. Andersen has not lost consecutive games since Mar. 6-9, 2015 and has since posted a 16-5 record (regular season and playoffs).
 
Jakob Silfverberg (0-2=2) recorded his sixth multi-point game, tied for the team lead with Ryan Getzlaf. Silfverberg’s 12 assists rank second among NHL Playoff leaders.
 
Ryan Kesler (1-1=2) notched his third multi-point game. Kesler has two goals in as many games and six this postseason, one shy of his career best in goals set in 2011 with Vancouver (25 games).
 
Andrew Cogliano has matched a career high in assists (6) and continues to extend his personal best in points (3-6=9).
 
Nate Thompson set a career high with his fifth point of the playoffs (2-3=5) and matched his personal best in assists.
 
Sami Vatanen (1-1=2) collected his third multi-point game of the playoffs and third goal. His three goals and 10 points are both tied for second among league defensemen.
 
Cam Fowler’s second goal of the postseason pushed him into a share of fourth place for NHL defensemen in goals.
 
Francois Beauchemin extended a career high with his eighth assist.
 
Anaheim tied a club postseason record for fewest shots in a period by limiting Chicago to three in the first period. The Ducks have allowed a franchise-low three shots in a period on five other occasions, most recently in the third period of Game 4 of the CQF on Apr. 20, 2011 @ NSH.
 

Anaheim Ducks Game 5 Post Game Reaction

2015 WCF Post-Game 5

Following a thrilling 5-4 OT victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5, I had a chance to catch up with Ryan Getzlaf, Matt Beleskey, Bruce Boudreau
 
RYAN GETZLAF
MATT BELESKEY
COACH BRUCE BOUDREAU
Ryan Kesler
 
RYAN GETZLAF
MATT BELESKEY
 
 Q. Matt, seemed like you started the game on one of the lower lines and finished the game scoring the game winner. How would you describe your emotions throughout the contest?
MATT BELESKEY: Yeah, you know, I talked to Bruce yesterday. He said he wanted to give them a different look, kind of balance the lines out a little more. Just kind of switch it up.
I thought Fleisch played great with them early. It was nice to get back with them at the end. Obviously it was great to get that goal.
 Q. Ryan, despite the fact it's an overtime game and Chicago scores some late goals, you had the longest stretch of dominant play in this series. Are you seeing some separation? Are you feeling like you're making some headway here?
RYAN GETZLAF: Yeah. We played a good hockey team. We came out the way we wanted to. You always want to come out and respond after a loss, especially in overtime like that. Traveled home, did what we needed to do to regroup and get back out there.
We played a pretty good hockey game out there. Aside from the two goals at the end of the game, we controlled the hockey game.
 Q. What does it feel like to be a Stanley Cup playoff hero?
MATT BELESKEY: It's great. That's the biggest goal I've ever scored. It's a great feeling anytime you do that, especially here at home. We're one game away from a Stanley Cup berth. That was a huge goal. Felt unbelievable.
 Q. Ryan, you have done a good job of getting the puck in deep. Can you comment on the club's ability or inability to spend time in the low slot or to get it to the low slot.
RYAN GETZLAF: Well, I mean, that's what we got to keep doing. We've got to keep getting then deep. If you watch the tape, 80% of their chances come off our turnovers.
Making big plays to get pucks in behind them, keep them away from the goalie allows our forecheck to happen, then we get opportunities.
It's not just that initial dump that we need. It's that forecheck and it's got to be dumped in the right area.
 Q. Ryan, what does it do for the confidence for your team to get a win in overtime against the Blackhawks?
RYAN GETZLAF: I think we won two OT games in the year against them (laughter).
Any win's good in the playoffs. I mean, you're playing elite teams that aren't going to give up at any point. Giving up two late goals like that, be able to come in our locker room, regroup, get behind each other, go out and make a big play like Matt did there, it means a lot to our team, and moving forward gives us that little bit more confidence in those situations.
 Q. Ryan, was a lot said in between third period and overtime? What were the emotions?
RYAN GETZLAF: When you initially get in, I think everybody's down. You're talking about giving up two goals in the last two minutes of a game in the playoffs. It's not fun for anybody.
But the biggest thing we tried to preach was just to keep going, keep doing what we're doings, and learn from our mistakes.
We've had two overtime games against them that we've lost. I think in those games, we go out in the overtime and try not to lose.
We went out there, executed what we wanted to do. Weren't afraid to lose. Went out and played hard. Came up with a big play early obviously. The rest is history.
 Q. Ryan, the start of the game you got three goals in the first period. They have a tendency to allow goals like that in bunches. Do you sense you can attack them when they get on their heels a little bit like that?
RYAN GETZLAF: I don't know. You could go talk to them. We could use three more next period (smiling).
I don't know. Honestly we're just trying to worry about us, do what we do. When we can get our game going, get that cycle game going, control the pace of the play, we're pretty good.
We're a team that likes to respond quickly after things. We've learn that throughout the year. Some nights we have it, sometimes we don't.
It's a matter of going out there and executing now.
 Q. Ryan, this has been a terrific series. What has it been like to participate? Nerve-wracking or fun for you?
RYAN GETZLAF: It's always fun this time of year. When you got a team like we do, the confidence in our room, the emotions that you go through throughout this together, you grow. That's a big part of being a team and going through different things.
It's an emotional rollercoaster, don't get me wrong. When you're playing playoff hockey and you're winning and losing in overtime, those kind of things, you get to experience it all.
THE MODERATOR: Thanks, guys.
Questions for Coach Boudreau.
 
COACH BRUCE BOUDREAU
 
Q. What did you say to the guys at intermission? How unlikely was that ending given what just happened?
COACH BOUDREAU: I don't know how unlikely it was. I said, It's our turn. Don't be upset and hang your heads. Get angry. Get just really mad that we sort of pissed it away a little bit. Just come back and play the way you did in the first period. Things will work out.
They got lucky, so...
 Q. Did you feel at all that the game got to Freddie a little bit? It was an uncharacteristic performance.
COACH BOUDREAU: Well, you know what, he's played so many good games in a row, and he's bailed us out so often. You know, he had an unfortunate couple of goals against him today.
Freddie will be the first one to tell you he should have had them. But it was time that we bailed him out. He'll be back to his normal, regular, great self in two days.
It was good to see if he had a bad game, we were able to help him out a little bit.
 Q. Coach, played a lot of hockey here in this series. Do you think there's some fatigue showing that maybe accounts for some of the changes in the momentum during the game tonight?
COACH BOUDREAU: I don't think it counts for the momentum changes. I mean, if anything, it counts for some sloppy play. That's what fatigue will do to you.
When your body starts to get tired, your head goes a little bit. That's what fatigue will do to you. Both these teams are running on a lot of emotion right now. It will be interesting next game.
 Q. Bruce, the Blackhawks seem like they're just a tough team to put away. What are you going to have to do the next game? What has made it so difficult?
COACH BOUDREAU: First of all, they're a great team. You just don't go out there and say, Hey, we're going to win because we're good, too.
Putting them away, you got to play your butt off for 60 minutes. I mean, we played our butts off for the first 20, whereas I was a little worried, I thought we outplayed them so bad and it should have been four or five. Then I kept thinking of the Nashville game, Game 1, how they came back after a 3-0 lead, kept telling the guys to keep their foot on the gas.
Once they get that first one, I thought we resettled the ship a little bit, then they got the one at the end of the second. That made our hearts pound a little bit harder for the rest of the third.
 Q. Do you feel like you got the ship settled also in the middle of the third?
COACH BOUDREAU: Before that we had a great checking shift where we didn't give them anything. A lot of times the momentum swings go from shift to shift. Then we came back and Sami makes a great play to Patty. Next thing you know we got a 4-2 lead.
We were talking on the bench that you can't let up now because this team never quits. They don't. That's why they've won two Stanley Cups.
 Q. You've seen a hard forecheck from the Ducks. Could you give us your thoughts on the club's success or lack of success, how they're doing penetrating the low slot?
COACH BOUDREAU: Well, they're blocking out pretty well. They might not be the biggest defense in the league, but they sure know how to play. They know how to position. They're really good in front of the net. We're having a hard time getting there.
 Q. The decision to move Beleskey back up paid obviously off. What made you decide to move him back up?
COACH BOUDREAU: I had a thought that I can't really say why I did it. But, you know, I moved Palmieri back to his regular line, too, at the beginning of the third. It had nothing to do with whether Jiri or Tomas were playing good or bad. It was more to settle everything down and get familiarity with everybody.
 Q. What would you say the most important factors are moving into Game 6? What do you want your guys to keep in mind?
COACH BOUDREAU: Are you reading a book while you're doing this (smiling)?
 Q. No.
COACH BOUDREAU: The most factors in Game 6 is get some rest. I don't think there's any surprises that either team is going to throw at us. Just go out there and play. Hopefully everybody on both teams are on the top of their game, you have a great game, see who wins.
 Q. Coach, how many other ways can you come up with a different way to describe resiliency this season? It continues to be another story all the time. What does this do for the overall confidence that no matter what happens, you guys can find a way?
COACH BOUDREAU: Well, I mean, again, I've said it a hundred times, it's the belief. We keep talking about it. The belief that it can happen. I mean, both teams are tremendously resilient. We score three goals, whatever, last game, and Chicago comes right back and ties it up, ends up winning it. They score two goals in the last minute to tie it up. We have the wherewithal to dig deep and come back in overtime.
Both teams, it's just a battle between two good teams. Whoever's left standing, we'll see what happens.
 Q. How happy are you with Tomas Fleischmann today?
COACH BOUDREAU: You know what, I thought he was okay. I thought he was really good in the first period. I mean, when he has the puck, you know he's going to make the right play because he's a very skilled and smart hockey player. That's why I put him in there.
 
Ryan Kesler
On the mindset heading into overtime
We were mad coming in here. When this team gets mad, we make strides on the ice. You can see right off the bat. We were mad, we played mad and we scored right away. Good game. We wanted to end it early and throw everything at them right away.
 
On the game-winner
Silfvy [Jakob Silfverberg] made a pass to me. It looked like they were in the middle of a change, and we caught them off guard. It was a pad pass right to ‘Skey [Matt Beleskey] and he buried it. It’s a big goal for this team.
 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Game 4 WCF Anaheim Ducks Post Game Reaction

2015 WCF Post-Game 4
 
 
COACH BRUCE BOUDREAU
THE MODERATOR: Questions for coach.
 Q. Bruce, three goals in 37 seconds there. What was going through your mind during that?
COACH BOUDREAU: Don't take your foot off the gas, keep going. I mean, we've done that all year. So, I mean, it's a never-give-up type of attitude. Unfortunately we couldn't hold the lead.
 Q. Bruce, are we seeing two great teams just throwing haymakers at each other here? Is something developing here even though you came out on the losing side tonight?
COACH BOUDREAU: If you look at all four games, you know, they've been all tremendous hockey games. One has to lose, one has to win. Usually when one of the teams makes a mistake, a good team capitalizes on it. That's what happened. We had our chances again to win it, but it didn't happen. So we'll just regroup. Now it's a two-out-of-three. Let's go after it.
 Q. Some of the guys in the room said they still feel like they have some control over things here. What is the best way you process?
COACH BOUDREAU: I don't really understand that, sorry.
 Q. In the sense of another tough overtime loss like this, moving beyond that, heading home.
COACH BOUDREAU: Yeah, I'm going to watch the game again. But let's worry about next game. It happened. Let's put that one behind us now. Sure, we're ticked off and everything else. But we got a game in two days. If you dwell on it, you're going to dwell on it to the fact you're down 3-2.
You just got to get angry and go after it. We know these are two good teams and the games are going to be close. We just got to be the one that comes out on top.
 Q. Bruce, what did you see with the Beauchemin and the referee?
COACH BOUDREAU: It was in position. Beauch tried to turn. He fell over the ref. That leads to the shorthanded goal.
 
Ducks forward Corey Perry (AUDIO: http://bit.ly/1JLPkN5)
“We’re going home in front of our crowd. It’s all tied up 2-2. We’re excited. We’re going back and we want to start strong and put this one behind us and get ready for the next one … We’ve had a lot of great possession time, great plays. There are a lot of guys that are doing the right things. If we just keep doing the same thing over and over again, we’re going to wear them down. As the series moves on, it’s beneficial for us.”
 
Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano (AUDIO: http://bit.ly/1LxFxcu)
“I think we were very resilient being down 3-1. The game could’ve been over in a lot of situations, but we battled back and we were right there. This is a tough series. We outshot them. They had some decent looks, but I thought the game could’ve gone either way and I think we showed what kind of team we are by battling and staying in the game … I think we’re right there. I don’t think they overwhelmed us with too much. I thought we had our looks. They had more power plays and they converted at the end of the game to tie it up. I think to score three goals when you’re down 3-1 speaks to the team and there’s no hanging your head. Obviously, it’s a bad feeling but we have to battle back.”
 
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Game 4 WCF Blackhawks Post Game Reaction

ANTOINE VERMETTE
JONATHAN TOEWS
 
        THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please.

        Q.  Antoine, you're very frustrated that you were scratched in Game 3.  Does the outcome of this ease that frustration a little bit?
        ANTOINE VERMETTE:  Yeah.  I mean, at the same time, at this time of the year, you don't want to make an individual or a personal story.  The main focus is about the team's success.  That's all that matters. I'm glad we won tonight.

        Q.  Jonathan, you said this morning that this is about a test of wills.  Maybe that's cliché, but it truly is.  Is this game what you're talking about, why you come out on top?
        JONATHAN TOEWS:  Yeah, I mean, I think we worked hard to get to where we were in the third period with a 3-1 lead.  I guess when it rains it pours, in some moments especially today for us in the third.  I think a lot of teams wouldn't feel too good about themselves.
        I think we did a great job of staying calm, collecting ourselves.  It is what it is.  You can't change that.  You have to move forward, find a way to get yourself back in the game.
        It's moments like that when things don't go your way, they swing the other way, for a minute there it's looking pretty good, you know.  I think we had the character and the poise to relax and calm ourselves down, make a game of it, find a way to get back into it.
        Obviously when we get into late overtime periods, I think we have a feeling as a group that we're going to find a way to win.

        Q.  Antoine, can you describe exactly physically where you were last game.  Where did you watch the game?  Also, what is the emotion like to not play?
        ANTOINE VERMETTE:  Well, I was here in the building, in the dressing room, like the other guys, did a workout there watching the game.

        Q.  On TV?
        ANTOINE VERMETTE:  On TV, yeah.
        The emotion, it's not a pleasant one.  As a proud competitor, like anybody else on this team, you want to be part of the team.  You think you can help the team.  I think that's a natural emotion to get. At the same time very supportive of the group.  Hopeful we get a couple more wins here.

        Q.  What workout were you doing?  Riding the bike?
        ANTOINE VERMETTE:  A little mix.  A little bike, a couple weights.  Try to get my mind ready for the next opportunity.

        Q.  Jonathan, you talk a lot about drawing on past experience when things are going tough.  Have you ever faced anything like that, where they scored three goals in 37 seconds?  Was that a new experience?
        JONATHAN TOEWS:  I don't know.  My memory's not so good, games in previous years.  You probably have a better idea of that than myself.
        Off the top of my head, I don't think so.  But I think we have experienced some moments where you get that sickened feeling, thinking, How did we let that slip?
        You can run so many scenarios through your head as far as little things you could have done differently to finish the game, avoid the situation that you're in.
        You just kind of forget about it.  Like I said before, you've just got to move past it, say, Hey, put those three minutes behind us, forget we had a 3-1 lead, just play the game the way it is now.  We're down a goal.  Got to find a way.
        I think you throw in the fact that we got guys that come in and out of the lineup, guys like Vermy here that are just putting all those little things aside and they're just going out there and taking it one shift at a time.  It says a lot about what we can do and what we're capable of in this series.
        I think that's why we feel we have a confident group and there's still another level we can get to.

        Q.  Antoine, can you describe the goal, then describe what happened immediately after, your emotions.
        ANTOINE VERMETTE:  Yeah, I think overall on that shift, we talk about our speed, and I think we are effective when we move our feet.  I think that was an illustration of that.  We get the puck going in their end a little bit.  We stuck with it.
        I think they're very effective as well whether they block some shots.  We tried a few attempts on that shift.  We stuck with it.  Lucky enough we got it back and put it in.
        Emotion, in the corner, it was pretty fun.  This is a fun group.  We had a good celebration.  Hopefully we can do that again.

        Q.  Jonathan, obviously a tough situation that Antoine was in.  I guess as a captain and teammate, do you sort of feel for it?  And how important is it for a professional for it not to be a distraction when something like that happens?
        JONATHAN TOEWS:  I just want to say, Antoine, there's numerous other guys in our locker room that haven't even had the chance yet to come out and show what they can do throughout the playoffs.
        But everyone is doing a great job of preparing and staying ready for when they do get that chance.  Even within games, sometimes we'll have a couple lines that maybe go through spurts where they don't see the ice very much.
        That's a really tough thing to play through, when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays.
        So it's a huge testament to the guy sitting next to me and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

        Q.  Jonathan, how much pressure were you feeling to score a goal?  How big of a relief was it when you finally did?
        JONATHAN TOEWS:  I kind of feel that pressure all the time.  I know it's there.  Most of it I put on myself.  Just in some ways got to stay patient and not show any frustration or show any sign of anything snowballing in the wrong direction for my own game.
        I think as a line with Hoss and Saad, we generated a lot.  Finally got a bounce.  That's what I was waiting for.  Made a difference in the game.  Hopefully can continue that confidence that scoring gives you.  Continue to make big plays.  Whether on the goal score, contributing on the play, whatever the situation might be, you know, to try to get our team on the board, but be responsible on the defensive side, as well.

        Q.  Jonathan, did anybody say anything between the periods?  I assume you're aware you're unbeaten in overtime up to this point.
        JONATHAN TOEWS:  Yeah, the talk is always pretty similar when we go into overtime, whether it's the first overtime, third overtime, whatever the situation we might find ourselves in.
        I think we're a really confident group.  We got to understand we got to be smart, we got to be patient, keep working for that one lucky bounce.
        I feel like we got close a couple times.  Sharpie got a breakaway.  Had a power play, puck is on the goal line, couldn't find a way to hammer it in.
        We just keep going, I think it's just a feeling we're eventually going to find that break.  We've seen it so far.  Hopefully we can continue to work for those bounces.
 
COACH JOEL QUENNEVILLE
 
        THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please.

        Q.  Question regarding Vermette not playing last game
        COACH QUENNEVILLE:  They're so competitive.  They want to play in the worst way and they want more ice time, as well.  You can understand where he was at.  Very disappointed.  He's a great pro.  Stayed with it.  That line had a couple looks in overtime.  I'm glad he finished it for us.  That was a huge goal for us.  Huge, goal, huge.

        Q.  What is about your team and success in overtimes?
        COACH QUENNEVILLE:  I think that our mindset is staying with it, somebody will either make a great play.  But then again you don't want to be too in a hurry to make that play because sometimes that can bite you.  Being patient.
        The same approach that's probably gone on every single shift throughout this series.  That third period was a little bit haywire compared to what we saw as far as trying to score goals, scoring chances.  Pucks were going in at a different rate.  Got a little bit more consistent in that overtime.
        Both teams had some consistent looks at well.  Commend the guys staying with it.  Probably their focus between periods, reenergizing, channeling in the right way.

        Q.  Joel, what was going through your head when they scored three goals in 37 seconds?
        COACH QUENNEVILLE:  I thought it was the worst timeout I ever called (laughter).  They scored right away, I'm going, Oh, my God, we don't have a timeout, down a goal.  10 minutes to go in the game.
        My group finds ways.  It was one of those stretches where our guys find ways instead of looking for the out.  It's an amazing group.  Tonight is a good illustration of it.

        Q.  With Toews and Saad scoring their first goals since the beginning of the month, how important is it to get those guys going?
        COACH QUENNEVILLE:  Both those guys had monster games, not just production-wise, but their pace off the rush, possession-wise.  They were dangerous.  Two key goals.  Looks like we're on our way.
        But I say two key goals, the two they scored in the third.  Saad's shorthanded goal was a special goal as well.

        Q.  The three goals in 37 seconds was second the fastest in NHL history.  You had the assist in Toronto in '79 as part of the fastest.  Do you remember that at all?
        COACH QUENNEVILLE:  No (laughter).  No, I have no clue.

        Q.  That didn't come up for you?
        COACH QUENNEVILLE:  I didn't get many points either, by the way (laughter).

        Q.  Joel, I believe if my math is right, this is the sixth time in the playoffs you guys have given up at least three goals in one period, but you've won four of those games.  Talk about the mettle that this team has.
        COACH QUENNEVILLE:  Different ways.  I think this series has been played very tight, but there's a lot of pace to it that all of a sudden things could be a little unpredictable.  We've had some crazy endings with them in the regular season and past games as well.
        This series has been played at that pace.  Tonight we saw a crazy third period, then got a little bit back to normal.  Can't be any more even than what I saw in four games.