11.23: CHI/SJS postgame -- Todd McLellan
Got a good game from Jason much vitamin. Venom here both played. Maybe their best games of the year there reversal of defensively in pretty good offensively so that's nice to see -- a couple of whom haven't played a lot so we're happy for him eligible to. -- -- I'm sure. And we talked about this morning we really believe he's starting to. Resemble the -- from past year. And really starting to settle -- and made some tremendous saves not a lot of rebounds. Just exudes confidence and guys were able to. Survive a night where we didn't play very well. Todd including goaltender. What else do you look at his reasons -- to a two -- -- a goaltender is is that the primary. Part of our penalty kill. That has given us Haddix was. Was strong strong enough to to get through and power -- wasn't special. Regardless of Gordon we won the special teams bottle and ultimately that's all we can can hopefully -- play -- go. Out there. You're talking. Doesn't surprise me because it up through there the former teams in and -- playing. You know I think more importantly whether it was Chicago or anybody again that he's starting to he really looks comfortable in that fight and I think it's a real plus for him. And for our team. Yeah Dan Boyle on the box three times -- get him going. We'll boiler. You know boilers gave kind of reflected most of course we didn't excuse very well our passing was poor. A lot of ballparks in and we have tough might be the first one to tell you -- that's the real good thing about down wireless. You know he knows he can be better I don't have to bring him in my office tomorrow and sit him down in the entrance -- he's. He's. Very professional. Guys very important to our team you will be better next. First. There. And watch the I don't know it's one of those. -- You know those situations we talked about this morning and they in this from our. You know you go in between periods and there wasn't much we could give them actual x.s and Rolls Royce. We just weren't executing at all we were passing we were flat footed in many situations making bad reads and I think we have to give Chicago credit for causing. Credit where credit's -- to play a good game good hard game. And from the other side of the -- looked sharp enough so. Third period Kimmel. Again I thought our fourth line established. Four check a little bit of those old time and then. We get a little momentum off that sort of play. It. So funny when. You start as a rule of wolf how of that throughout the year you have to be able to win games when you're not playing as well. You look for heroes every night in the mall's probably that guy tonight -- time. We've got to improve in a lot of areas. It'll still looking at a starts we're looking at our consistency. In play. Penalty kills improving. Power play can be better waters that we have to work.
McLellan gives credit to Jason Demers and Antti Niemi for their strong play on a night when the Sharks didn't have their best.