BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD RICH PEVERLEY
On if this game will be as physical and intense as the last one… I think the game was pretty physical. I think it’s going to be consistent, probably for a lot of these games; I don’t see a reason why it would drop or –it could intense a little bit but I thought it was a pretty physical game and it will continue to be.
On his thoughts on the team’s power play last game… Well we definitely had chances but I think quality chances, grade A chances, we can definitely try to improve on. We’ve still got to always have a net presence and if he’s coming out and challenging we’ve got to have a guy out in front of his face.
On if he had considered playing center if David Krejci was unavailable for tonight’s game… No not really. If it did happen I guess I have no problem playing center. Krech [Krejci] should be fine, I talked to him this morning – he looks good. So, I haven’t really thought about it since.
On what adjustments they will make after last game… Well they had a couple chances in overtime and Timmy [Tim Thomas] played unbelievable, especially in overtime. Chris Kelly coming down and scoring that goal – that’s a big goal. I don’t think we played our best but we definitely have a lot of room for improvement. But at the end of the day we got the win and we want to improve on that game so we can have a game today that we’re well prepared for and well prepared for.
On what adjustments the team will make to prevent breakdowns in the neutral zone… Well yeah like you said, they do a good job in the neutral zone but we’ve got speed and we’ve got some big bodies. I think we’ve just got to continue to play a simple game and get in on the forecheck. We’re usually best when we play simple so if we can get the puck in, keep it away from the goalie – [Braden Holtby] seems to play it pretty well – so keep it away from him and hold on to it down low.
On how the team will create more shooting lanes… Well we know they’ve got guys on the back end, even up front, that block a lot of shots. It’s just being conscientious of it, knowing who’s on the ice and you know that [Karl] Alzner blocks a lot of shots and there’s other guys that block a lot of shots. You’ve just got to be able to move around them and even just put them on net and try to create a rebound if you can’t get a clear shot for a goal.