What will Sutter say? Comments after Kings 5-2 loss to Stars

Comments from coach Darryl Sutter’s post-game presser, following the Kings 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars…

– On having a strong first period and then things going sideways: “It didn’t seem like a strong first period. My opinion. That’s your opinion, this is mine.”

– On the struggles in the third: “We couldn’t handle the Benn line. Nobody to answer the checking responsibility.”

– Forwards and defense? “Goalie, defense, and forwards. We didn’t have anyone that could handle that line.”

– On if Dallas looked like a different team than last season: “Well, not really. We were pretty familiar with all their players. They have some kids in their lineup this year that are similar to our kids. They’re energy, hard-working guys, but Benn and Jagr were too much for us.”

– On what he saw on the Stars’ third goal: “Stoll in the corner on his man. Slava shouldn’t go there, and Rob Scuderi…Not really sure.”

– On the team struggling to put together 60 minute efforts: “Giving up four goals a game; you can’t win. We need better goaltending, better defense. Simple. Four goals in Vancouver plus empty net. Beat Nashville 5-1. Give up four, have to score five in the third to beat (the Blues) in our last game. Gave up four tonight. You won’t win ANY games.”

– On if tonight being the third game in four nights played a factor: “No, we had a day off yesterday. No excuse for it. I felt good. I’m almost 55, I felt awesome today.”

– On if there’s any advantage in playing the same team (Calgary) back-to-back over the next two games: “Don’t know. Don’t know how it would… I think we have to do that several times. It’s no different than a playoff series, or…We do it with Phoenix right away. We do it with San Jose home-and-home right away.”

– On being surprised that goaltending is an issue this far into the season: “Well I’m saying…We didn’t get good enough goaltending tonight.”

– On Quick needing to improve his same percentage: “We do. It’s a stat that tells the truth. It’s one stat that doesn’t lie. Lehtonen tonight, was .940 or (something)…That’s a stat that always holds true…Goals for, goals against, save percentage…It’s a big thing. They’re both team stats.”

RELATED CONTENT: Word Association – Stars players take on the names of seven LA Kings

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

Notes and Quotes on LA Kings 2018 RD1 Pick – Rasums Kupari

When it comes to the opening round of this year’s NHL Draft, things pretty much played out exactly as we had been discussing over the past few weeks. You had LA GM Rob Blake desperate to add a top-6 forward to his roster, yet lacking an appetite to trade pick No. 20 to solve that […]

How the Kings Could Make a Pacioretty Trade Work

Buckle up. The next 48 hours should be fun, hockey fans – for a number of different reasons. To start with, the NHL Draft kicks off tonight, where the Kings currently hold pick No. 20. What they might do with it has been covered extensively on this site over the past two weeks. On the […]

[UPDATED] LA Kings 2018-19 Salary Cap, Trade Scenarios, and Voynov Update

We’ve reached that time of the year again – the week after the Stanley Cup has been awarded and all attention turns to the upcoming NHL Draft, followed by the opening of free agency. Thus, the questions have been rolling in of late, what does all of this mean for the LA Kings? And what […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2018 Mid-Season Top 10 Prospect Rankings: The Top Two

It all comes down to this. After an extensive journey through the LA Kings current prospect pool, we've finally arrived at the top two players in the rankings - including this year's highly coveted No. 1 spot. … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. sal bandini says:

    Stats reflect the truth but not the whole story.

Trackbacks

  1. […] they’ll be playing two games in a row at home against the same team. Well, unless – as Darryl Sutter pointed out – you count the […]