On whether resiliency is the team’s ability to put bad goals behind them:
Just looking at last game for the most part. We bounced back from the Smith goal. We’re not going to score all fancy goals.
On whether he’s surprised at some of the goals scored on the two goaltenders:
Just been a lot of traffic and both teams putting pucks at the net. With the skill sets of some of the players, they’re able to probably challenge the goalies more one-on-one than we would see maybe in the regular season.
On any special memories as a player or a coach:
I remember Game 7 against Pat Burns, who I looked up to when I was a young coach, I remember that one against Toronto. It was an old Norris division match-up. I remember that Game 7. I remember obviously losing Game 7, Stanley Cup Final against Tampa. The other ones, there’s quite a few of them. I can’t quite honestly remember.
On whether the road team’s Game 7 success is a “coincidence,” and on his preference to play Game 7 at home:
I’d prefer Game 7 as a head coach at home because there might be one time during the game where you get — there’s not much advantage in home ice anymore other than one change. As I said before, the buildings are pretty much the same. You know the glass and boards. The officials, this will probably be the third time we have this set of officials in the series. They know what’s going on. All those things have become more the same. So in terms of the home/road, other than maybe once during the game when you get a little bit of an edge maybe on a change or something like that. But I don’t think there’s any luck involved or any of that.