4.30: Sharks practice -- Todd McLellan
Todd McLellan knows his team can't let up after the Game 1 win.
Well ahead you know that's what they believe in and that's what they're going to be sold on the players are -- -- to become harder we expect him through. And we've got and we go to below cleaner and we've got to be stronger over that knowing that's coming. But we feel that we can return the favor and do the same thing in this. Which players also and that getting through the neutral zones kind of proves that it wanna number one -- you see as well write you and you know -- questions -- called table power -- put. That's -- -- -- to improve again -- without it we wouldn't be. And we've -- -- -- one -- -- loss to sort of 21 overtime win coming through the neutral zone very disciplined they have good sticks and their transitions very good. We -- not for years and a lot of teams have. Struggled -- to solve that problem against the Red Wings we've got to try and fix a little -- if we can. I didn't think we -- very -- the faceoff circle at times during the game they controlled play from there -- -- slow things that we need to do better. You drop. This. It's hard to beat. Well where -- you like the one thing we have -- we have some size up front and then players I can hold onto the parks and and manager for a little while along the boards and and a lot of times teams including ours -- get impatient -- fact we feel like you've got to region and you've got to. Engaged out player in the and you start. Pushing the limits and and crossing the line and eventually -- -- waksal. We're fortunate to have that kind of team although they have the same the same qualities and and other than not that I don't have any other explanation for the reason our. Both. Yeah. Thought it's his time here. Their players. You can look and they in the past that that rise for the occasion and some all the -- finds an inopportune times and he has the ability to put in that and you know and -- fraud if I was picking. However if I was part of some rules office pools and drops he would be one of my picks. Like enough to seem to root for number of years and and I we expect -- to continue to see that from him. There's is. There. Well there's there's two dynamic players and and when you put together the you know they're they're dangerous all over the ice my thought helpful himself was. It was the most dangerous player on the ice yesterday as he has most nights. But when they're together it it it doesn't alleviate the pressure from the other other lines what you you know one less got to worry about them. And we can play well against one line and then how the other the other lines -- -- when the bottles were fine them. If they do gets put up now you've got word of welcome on different lines and and maybe a few more problems. I don't coach their teams autograph that's requested and as far as defending against -- you know -- here there's one other. And just sort of played all the -- Especially in the second period when you go along changing it and you do you get caught on the ice. As the Bears. You you tend to opt out of the ability of six guys that can play any given time against. Those top players. The way we helped because we have no choice we. You know council fly don't say hold on we gotta change of they have to deal to do what they've all had experience doing it. And and sometimes we'll come -- on the short of the -- but. We have no choice. -- -- all the sorry to. Under ardor or whatever legal term we wanna use. So. You know we all read clips and say we don't what we do it. Finally there's not very many people picking us to win the series so. Somebody worked in their favor as well pics little bit of pressure off of course puts a lot more on them. You have to trust and that type stuff so. Perhaps that helps us we believe we have a resilience and in our locker room ability to stick with you comeback and we'll -- that a few times. What we've what we've helped fix is not putting ourselves in that situation we saw in Ottawa the first round of I'll continue to work out. Coach mouse games starting at noon what are these variables if there are any about that -- both teams. Are gonna start at -- so they have both teams have issues and and things to deal with had mentioned last night that. Our body clocks and our hockey -- if you lower or error. Set to to skate at this time this is where we practice every day we come to the rink we start thinking talking and breathing hockey. It's a matter what you do Titans and -- your manager morning and make sure you're prepared that's an individual choice. But he tour players custom make so they can bring him play for the teammates.