Just hours from puck drop, Blackhawks talk Game 6

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Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, Patrick Sharp, and Duncan Keith spoke to the media before Game 6 in Los Angeles…
Q.  Duncan, you guys talked going into Game 5 about the pressure being on them to close this out.  Still feel that way?
KEITH:  There’s pressure on both ways.  I think it’s just a matter of the [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter and Quenneville on Chicago’s Game 5 win

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville following Chicago’s double-overtime win in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final…
Q. It was like an eight-minute stretch in the first overtime between whistles. From the bench, what was that sensation like?
SUTTER: Trying to get your changes in, trying to get your shifts in. [...]

Pre-Game 5: Blackhawks Coach Q on Water Bottle, Lines, Momentum

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had the following to say as he prepares his team for a Game 5 match-up vs. the Kings in Chicago…
Q. Talking about the lines, with the Saad combination, what are you looking for?
QUENNEVILLE: I thought Saad and Shawsy last game were effective. Kaner can add to the mix there. I thought [...]

Comments from Sutter after Kings land in Chicago

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Upon landing in Chicago on Tuesday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following thoughts…
Q. How does it feel being up 3-1 going into tomorrow’s game.
SUTTER: Well, we know it’s a tough building to come into. We can take that experience away from it. I believe they were 7-0 in the playoffs coming into this series.  [...]

Blackhawks searching for answers after dropping Game 4

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Following their 5-2 loss in Game 4, giving the Kings a commanding 3-1 series lead, the Blackhawks players and coach Joel Quenneville continue to search for answers…
Q. What should the team do to create more chances on the power play?

JONATHAN TOEWS: We got some shots and some chances. It’s going to go in eventually so [...]

Kings coach Sutter talks LA’s 3-1 series lead

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Following the Kings 5-2 win in Game 4, giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Blackhawks, here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
Q. Kings came out and scored three goals in the first period. What was your message to the team before the game?

SUTTER: We wanted to have a good start, just [...]

Monday: Blackhawks coach Q and Toews pre-game comments

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Prior to Game 4 of the 2014 Western Conference Final in Los Angeles, Chicago Blackhaws center Jonathan Toews and coach Joel Quenneville had this to say…
Q.  Jonathan, how do you look at it, the fact you’ve made it this far without some of your top guns not scoring many goals?
TOEWS:  Well, I think that’s always [...]

Morning Skate: Sutter’s thoughts before Game 4

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Q. You say you want to treat every game like an elimination game. How do you create that mindset?

SUTTER: I think we probably do it in the preparation in terms of day before, putting emphasis on every shift. Keeps them in the moment instead of looking at series or anything that’s not to do with [...]

Sunday’s with Sutter – Kings coach talks 2014 WCF

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After practice Sunday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following…
Q.  How do you see the matchups and are you comfortable with them
SUTTER:  I think the rules, the lockout, it’s tough to change on the fly, really tough.  Took the redline out.  The hooking and holding.  It’s a lot. There’s not much matchup on the fly [...]

Post-Game 3: Darryl Sutter on the Kings 2-1 series lead

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Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following comments after his team’s 4-3 win in Game 3 on Saturday night vs. the Blackhawks…
On dominating the first two periods:

“I didn’t think it was ‘dominating.’ I mean, we outscored ‘em.”
On how the team responded after giving up a shorthanded goal:

“We gave up the shorthander right off the faceoff, [...]