"To be honest, and not to dumb it down, I think our focus is the first shift of the game. I don't think it goes any further than that. We've got Game 1 staring us in the face, we obviously want to win that game, but our thoughts are not going to go past the first shift. As you look at a series, there's always, I call them, defining moments, and we have to make sure we're making the right decisions at those defining moment areas. We have been, through the playoffs so far.
"This series will take shape and personality, and we'll have to adjust. Our guys will have to be positive and not get frustrated with it. At the end of the day, we'll be the team we are and play the style we have to play."
"It was a tough series for us to play," Bears head coach Mark French said. "We played against a team that was very committed defensively and didn’t really care what they generated offensively. Some of our key players -- and our team in general -- had trouble accepting how you have to play against these guys to be successful."