5.8: DET/SJ Game 5 Postgame- Todd McLellan
Todd McLellan defeated his former employers, the Detroit Red Wings.
-- to -- a series like this against the Red Wings Spector here right okay circuits. That are so. How much of a series like this given the team like the Red Wings the second change -- -- -- sacked. I don't know if it's changing of the cars that are third team involved in the finals lost years but. -- a very very big win for our organization. For a lot of different reasons one dogs the opportunity continue playing in this playoff year. To. Shed some about. Reputation that we supposedly earned in the past. By no means is our house are over -- over. But the fact it was. Into the last year's team at practice number colossal. And then the ability to. Recover from the shellacking we took they're building two more questions so. Lot of things to overcome. The winner street as individuals. Playoffs some questions. To this point that. Eliminate ours possibly bittersweet. Guys. On Wednesday you've got to take more emotions coach. Sent for the losers of a lot of friends and members on the team and will continue to. Start planning. Players ultimately decide -- were there -- -- but it guidance. To push from certain time to make a few changes but they decided. It was fought between forty guys tonight certain coaches. Coach and do you think the weight loss game for better prepared you for this game -- to -- one single game in game four and that -- -- -- Knew it was it was a spanking. It was a collective spanking I mentioned that this morning we weren't trying to get one or two players to play better we were trying to get our whole team to respond and I think that helped. And we couldn't pin it on anybody and teammates couldn't and one. But we really believes in believes in the group we have that they were mentally strong enough to respondent. Again the questions were Austin in the outside world but -- that motivated slow but more as well. -- over here you can talk a little that. About big joke the fact that first off the points tonight in a game and also the overall week -- physically controlling the -- -- -- strong. Well outs when you look at jumble as the playoffs of the ball that he's felt more more comfortable. -- -- -- Outside of being Hampshire setup man score. He's played extremely physical he's been good in the faceoff circle and penalty killed. It. His turnover ratio is really going down. And and we couldn't be happier for -- -- individuals that talked earlier about -- to. Two. Shattered reputation whether earlier naught but. In doing so to this point -- out. Teams resolve and all that stuff can talk about happy we played tonight compass -- him but it extremely well. That's what's most important to put some -- -- on the penalty kill work or moving the puck around. We've not talked about three people body double and an obvious again. Immediately after the 71 loss everybody tight after the Olympic. Actually nothing to do with the Olympics. And I -- oral reports on out it's free skate this morning it's pretty focused. And determined. Did you see your serve to did you see parity open space before. I seed patty opened up and that's what people from the bench because really really good angle. On our bench and so oh. Well -- I don't know silently made up up up up. Wrote a point or goal in Detroit and it -- sooners squash. -- -- You know one stroke is when you -- decision not the Patty Duke captains. Did you envision this -- the result. That is huge huge part of this organization. And he doesn't. Impact team the community are for has -- one tests. He. Felt -- keys. More or better equipped for now -- Pitchers. And saute gently through words -- -- the game and Austin to. Talks are just fractured left -- left town. Can you kind of take us through that the clock ticking down how your feeling you sorted described it would turn out to be the winning goal and then when the clock as sort of strict midnight. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And excited or nervous bench which will therefore we're gonna have to -- that probably starts with buses coaching stuff but. Just tell it was real important for the players to get through -- problem but will opt booked alert -- -- -- it as we move forward. Now. All looked at -- Marines. Lead. From his nose in the lips. Okay HL and absolutely and the commitment level was so was -- Coach coach mentioned before about -- reputation. -- that -- and tonight. You wonder -- Europe and other than personal differences you talk about other changes in the team even just in the last twelve months. I've got to Torre or -- there's a lot. We can talk about how we play we play a little bit different and we did last year. We have to make some changes. The personnel fit the way we want to change. The leadership changed. The way we do we as a coaching staff handles individuals now has changed a little bit. Now. But collectively. Just mentally getting a little bit stronger a little bit tougher. Not a lot but just a little bit and it's helped us get to this point. -- -- What went into your decision to decide to dressed seven defensemen tonight and how did you fill -- -- experience. Always always been hurt so for him to come back in a situation like this was -- it for us and then victory him. And played through it tonight but what -- it gives you victory body. Some experience doctor apparently -- and when they and it putting Bertuzzi and and fronts and together with Zetterberg we need a little bit more size. At times they'll roll. And it wasn't going to be Emery and it was going to be New Orleans and a couple others and he provided that works. -- in the third period stir. Things up and it's valuable minutes towards the end it could you talk about his contribution alleys and on the spotlight not a jumble as it. Nabokov's of the teams meet. Every piece or regardless of their minutes in the country have to leave their mark on the game. Tough series for -- play because it was. For him it was inconsistent for us rotate -- rotations. There were times -- -- for six or seven minutes we asked them to comport draws apparently killed he was prepared to do it in that area.