Coach Maurice – Status of Perreault? Could he take warm-up and not play? What is important for them tonight? Is he surprised that the young guns (Scheifele, Trouba and Lowry) are so relaxed? Is it an edge that the young guns don’t have the memory of not making the playoffs unlike some of the veteran players who went so many years without the playoffs? What advantage did they get from the optional skate yesterday? What pressure is on the home team to win to go up 2-0 instead of splitting and losing home ice advantage? On Pavelec’s play and the confidence it instills in his team. Would he consider a scenario only using Perreault on the power play? What did he think that the 3rd and 4th lines gave him in game 1? How important will it be to balance the ledger when it comes to faceoffs? Is it an areas of concern that the 3rd and 4th line didn’t possess the puck? Are we overemphasizing the physicality to the detriment of possession?
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