Little did he know how much impact one simple move could have.
Quenneville switched Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa on the right side of his top two lines -- and both players scored as to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.
"When you score like that, it helps," Quenneville said after his team moved within one victory of a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. "Sometimes you're doing it just to change things. We were behind. I still didn't mind the way we were playing at that point of the game. Maybe you get one, and we did. But scoring early in the third really helped us."
Kane went to the penalty box for tripping at 12:39 of the second period. Not long after returning to the ice, he was moved to the right side with center Jonathan Toews and left wing Bryan Bickell. Their second shift together was a dominant one that led to the game-tying goal.