The Chicago Blackhawks have to feel good about taking a 2-0 advantage in the series, but one of the main points of emphasis for Quenneville and his coaching staff is not to take the Minnesota Wild lightly.
It will be easy for them to make the point, but it may be difficult for the Blackhawks to realize how dangerous the situation really is.
Quenneville and his assistants can point to the first-round experiences of both the Blackhawks and the Wild. Both teams lost the first two games of the series and came back to win their respective series.
They can talk about how well the Wild played in the last five games of their series against Colorado and how tough they are at home.
Still, the players may not take the message seriously. In addition to winning each of the first two games by three goals each, they vanquished the Wild in five games last year, and the series was relatively easy.
Even if there is a certain complacency on the team, it's easy for the Blackhawks to look at Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane and think the two superstars will bail them out if there is trouble.
Brandon Saad and Ben Smith are the Blackhawks' energy players who can keep that mindset from taking over.
Saad scored two goals in Game 3 of the series, breaking a 19-game goalless drought. While Saad had not been scoring, he had been pushing the pace and playing like a "monster," according to Toews, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Smith has one goal and two assists in eight postseason games and a plus-five rating. He has given the Blackhawks a lift with his hustle and work ethic.
If Saad and Smith both play with high energy, the Blackhawks will be difficult to contain in Game 3.