CLEVELAND MONSTERS vs TORONTO MARLIES APRIL 14 2019
CLEVELAND MONSTERS 5 (37-29-8-2 – 84 Points) vs. TORONTO MARLIES 1 (39-24-9-4 – 91 Points)
Coca-Cola Coliseum. Sunday, April 14, 2019. Toronto, Ontario.
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE . . .
On the focus heading into playoffs
Clearly, you’re going to be focusing on your opponent, first of all. We’ve played them a number of times through this season but you get to focus in on a little bit closer on them and then we’ll get on the ice and focus on some of those tactics but also just making sure our team is feeling good and we’re rested and we’re sharp and all those types of things that you need to be. We recognize we’ve got a great challenge ahead of us here against a very good team, so we’re going to have to make sure our game is as sharp and as good as it can be and really, we need to play our best hockey. So that’s really what the week is going to be about.
On anything specific that needs to be worked on ahead of round one
I don’t think there’s anything in particular. We’re going to have to be really good in all areas of the game if we’re going to compete against a team as deep and talented as this Rochester team is, one of the top teams in the league, and they get their lineup bolstered pretty good by Buffalo not making the playoffs. We know we are going to be in for a challenge here so there’s no one particular area. We’re going to have to be really strong in every area of the game. So, it’s going to be a great challenge for our guys, it’s going to be exciting to work this week to put together a plan and get out on the road and find a way.
Photos by Joe Mastromatteo – In Play! magazine
2018-19 American Hockey League Quarter Finals
April 19 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m. ET
April 21 at Rochester – 3:05 p.m. ET
April 24 vs Rochester – 7:00 p.m. ET
*April 26 vs Rochester – 7:0 p.m. ET
*April 28 at Rochester – 5:05 p.m. ET