Aware that the Flyers faithful will be in full throat and bloodthirsty, Quenneville said that getting through the opening minutes will be tough: “We know it’s going to be hostile…let’s respond to what’s going to happen.”
He compared the Flyers depth, speed and skill to
Injured forward Andrew Ladd skated with the team for the first time in this series, but will be scratched. "Status quo," said Quenneville.
On Chris Pronger: “We have to keep it tight and hard on him, keep him playing defense as opposed to attacking and said he had to “commend” him for pushing the envelope and “finding a way to take advantage of whatever to get an edge.”
From captain Jonathan Toews, whose line has not been productive offensively, with just one assist: “We played much better defensively in the second game, that’s where we wanted to start, from the ground up…you want to win the small battles and as a team we’ve won most of those… as a line, we’re gonna break through and get our chances…I think we can bring the confidence we had on the road in the previous series.”