Coach Sutter’s comments after Kings def Preds 4-2

In front of another sellout crowd on Saturday night, the Kings out shot the visiting Predators 27-21, out hit them 30-35 and most importantly beat them on the scoreboard 4-2. Paced by goals from Anze Kopitar, Dustin Penner, Dwight King and Kyle Clifford, they’ve now won four in a row for only the second time this season.

After the game, here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to say…

On the overall game – “We’re keeping pace. That’s it. It’s too bad we can’t gain any ground. You just have to take care of business as much as you can.”

On balance – “We played last night and it’s mentally hard on these guys. They’re trying to get through it and it’s hard. We’re playing a hard game and you need everybody. We got big goals from our left-wingers tonight; flat out.”

On winning last four games in a row – “I don’t look at it as a winning streak. There isn’t much difference in our game at any point. There’s a little break once in a while but we had some guys score some big goals.”

On Jordan Nolan – “It was a good play. I talked to Jordan [Nolan] about making those plays. He can make really good delayed plays. Sometimes he’s trying to play safe while he’s there but if you can make a high percentage play like he did, and we talked about using our speed then good comes out of the third period.”

Translated into the infamous three-word Sutterisms:

Overall – ‘Can’t gain ground’
On balance – ‘You need everybody’
On the streak – ‘Isn’t much difference’
On Nolan – ‘Good comes out’

Post-game quotes from Trevor Lewis and Jonathan Bernier up next.

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