Here are some quotes From the gameday audio, along with the Audio itself from the Mike Sullivan Morning presser.
How many hours of video work goes into that 20 minutes of player video prep work? ” well, a lot of hours. That is part of our responsibility.” ” The use of the video is vitaly important helping our team improve.”
Why is cleaning up the breakouts in their end so important? “It allows us to establish the kind of game we want to play. We want to play a speed game.” “We are trying to get out of our end zone as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
What do Kessel and Malkin need to do to be effective? “They are both elite players their dynamic in their own right. Phil is a great goal scorer, both of them are.” “Just trying to become harder to play against.” “When we have them together we know they have the potential to be dynamic.” When they are not, we are spreading out that dynamic play to the other lines.
Why do you want Scott Wilson with Geno and Phil? “Brings alot of energy. He can skate, he is a North south guy.” “He goes to the net hard, and he can shoot the puck. ” “He is a physical guy”
“When he plays with those guys, that is what he brings.”
What sort of changes do you expect? “Just shoot the puck more.” After looking at the video, we actually had more zone time in their end than in our own. ”
Do you feel a little less pressure winning first game the way you did? “Not at all. You don’t breathe easy till you win all four. We were fortunate to get the win.”
What does it say about the team to get a win the way you did? (Paraphrased) “The resillancy of the group. Does not matter if we play our best or worst game. You Gotta be able to close out games of all fashion.”