December 15 media availability: Jarret Stoll
On skating with line with Brown and Williams:
I’ve played with them before. Those are guys that hang onto the puck and get shots. They’re puck possession guys. You just want to be there to make plays for them and get them the puck. Have that structure where we’re all on the same page, we’re not just all flying around the ice. I think last night in Ottawa we got away from that a little bit. It worked at times and we spent a lot of time in the O-zone. Whatever the role is, I don’t really care. You want to play. You want to play in all situations and win. That’s what’s happening, so it’s the way the lineup is right now. Go with it.
On whether the raised shooting percentage is due to better looks or simply finding the net more:
I don’t think it’s any particular different looks. It’s just maybe we’re bearing down a little bit more. Maybe three weeks ago, a month ago, none of those games we had 40 shots, 35 shots, 50 shots, whatever it was. We just didn’t bear down too much and put the puck in the back of net. We were making some goalies look pretty good some games. Now pucks are going in. We’re in the right areas. We’re getting to the inside a little bit more. We’re not playing perimeter hockey. I think we’re getting into the slot, we’re getting to the net, and we’re battling for rebounds. I think you do that, most times than not, you’re going to find the back of the net.
On if there are any emotions facing Chicago for the first time since the playoffs:
I don’t think so. You put all that behind you. It happened, yeah. They deserved to win. They’re a great team. It’s a new year. We have a new attitude. We have a new team, so do they. We know what we’re getting into though. It’s going to be a tough building, they’re a tough team to play against. Both teams played last night, so we’re on equal playing fields here. We want to keep playing well and keep getting points.