McLellan: 'They don't miss a beat by starting Brian Elliott tonight.'
McLellan believes his teams' focus is one of the biggest keys to winning Game 3.
And is part. You test there was a. Well I think pitchers -- very. Very Smart man and and he complimented his team by. Voicing their push back can play very well they did -- up for two periods so I expect them to come home play the same way. I think we can use that as motivating tour veteran team that. That has a little more to give and I thought we gave. For the last two periods really -- with her first period in game two. But whenever we never got back to that level and to be successful. Tonight and moving forward we have to take it up a notch so will be tested in. The great test for our group. A lot of it is. You when you use a word it's such an empty word in my opinion because you -- so many. Definitions for a -- I think you're using it in the term of taking penalties and and we've we've got a couple players. So I've taken through for a offensive zone penalties to me that's discipline that's. Deciding if you're not gonna do that but you're probably referring to all the extra curricular stuff tackles on them which is part of the game I think we're seeing it. Hear a lot of the series is borderline chaos -- now. And but for me disciplines a lot of different things just went in the board battles is the face offs it's the execution on the on the break notes it's what you -- on the power play. And yes we need a higher level of discipline when it comes. -- -- -- -- -- The flyers -- This year he's. Cause -- -- question yesterday in the scarlet and cheer us up and I don't know. I don't have an answer for -- You know what to. The other series were all watching them because we're hockey people we get excitable playoffs but it's it's amazing. What's going on right now and it's. Committee some of the messages will be delivered today and everybody -- reel it in a little bit but. High stakes high emotion competitive players. Many that are crossing the line. I'm -- things. Hurt -- little over. What -- you know you want that emotional attachment to the game you just can't have it go too far. I think when you when you know individuals as well as we should know individuals. If somebody's taking it too far you made up to us all the golfers shift. So it doesn't hurt the team. You may have to look at different line combinations. But you don't want to hurt the team doing that either this and keep people have to be on the high slot. And their only effective when the focus in there they're doing what you're supposed to be doing. Well now it's bigger. I think -- this. An obvious size difference there. Less experienced. When you look at what -- done in in Montreal -- Some of the wins that he provided dot franchise were were incredible really so. But other than that they're both tremendous goaltender singled out we know about. I don't think they miss a beat. One bit by it by starting. Brian Elliott tonight. Same task for us we've got to find ways to. To create two and a half -- -- -- and and we didn't do very good job of that and in game two. More -- it's. Life. I don't think we. -- from a stick up standpoint. I don't think we need any of that. Do we need some size in the -- net. Perhaps. Is it in and around their netter and around -- -- enough to make excitement decision there. Do we need some temple why I didn't think we skated. The way we need to skate the last two periods to get to the bottles. They got their -- up coaches use that term a lot to -- -- up in the offensive zone we're dangerous and we never had that chance. I mean no offense was on -- little bit slow so we need to that we need to find some temple -- game as well. Good luck -- -- -- Yes and -- we'll make some decisions as the as the game goes on. The Backus. Jumble match up is is what they want. If you get away from what you've fallen to the -- and -- match and and we talked about this and Saint Louis there. They're just as capable of as Backus is the whole team is groomed him and trained that way. Pitched a really good job of selling to them so you avoid going to take the other one on him. Of the top ten players are gonna have to play through it and find ways to be effective. -- is it. Explain tinkering I don't know what your Austin. -- it that happens. That happens in game 21 in the regular season between periods there's always. I'm not sure changed there's always systematic change in the playoffs gets magnified a little bit. -- has a tremendous amount of experience in him he's very good at recognizing those changes and we have to keep up to it. It works its coverage on your card. We can be -- we can be better there weren't many times during the regular season. That we lost the faceoff battle -- about. And we've done that in -- series already so coming here at home. Where they helped put out for statements that I expect our group of settlement to -- it's all the same way they held all year and -- give us an opportunity to help moral offense as well. All the way you're going to help them and everybody involved -- just when we talk we'll face offs we zero in on sentiment but. You read through the their -- to be some help and and that's the six to twelve inches of vice that I talked to yesterday. And. Oh yeah. I'm satisfied. But you can be OK with not when you're certain four point trying to you when they find ways to contribute list if -- not contributing offensively as somebody else just find a way to get it done them. And then playing even isn't so. Satisfactory so we saw that the first game of our fourth or third line whenever we want to call -- all the way to get a goal and and it was the difference when everybody else played even it didn't work don't win game two so. Not to let anybody off the hook expect more from from our top six as well. -- What we have we have that option we have five extra players that are here. We were debating different. Different line combinations different top players that we control him and when the puck drops -- what they are.