Q says he needs more from Seabrook
DETROIT - Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said the team needs more from defenseman Brent Seabrook starting in Game 4 tonight at Joe Louis Arena.
Seabrook played less than 18 minutes in the Hawks' Game 3 loss and was minus-1. He let Gustav Nyquist go around him on Detroit's first goal.
"We're looking for more," Quenneville said after Thursday's morning skate.
"Whether it's a matchup or the way the game is being played, how we're playing, how he's playing, I think reflects that," Quenneville said of Seabrook's reduced ice time in Game 3. "I think our defense has been pretty solid throughout most of the season, but we need everybody to be strong and we have to be comfortable with everybody against anybody."
Only Nick Leddy (14:37) played fewer minutes than Seabrook (17:57) in Game 3. Seabrook averaged 21:59 on the ice during the regular season.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Toews told reporters after the skate he was eager to see how the
Hawks responded to their first real adversity of the season.
“We’re still a confident group in here,” Toews said. “The talk the last few days has been the adversity we’re facing. We knew this was going to be a tough series against Detroit so we’re not running into anything we didn’t expect.”
Toews still hasn’t scored a goal in the playoffs.
“If there are a few bounces that aren’t going your way you can’t just chalk it up to puck luck and say too bad,” Toews said. “You’ve got to find a way to get it going your way. The harder you work the more bounced you’re going to get going your way.”