What will Sutter say? Post-game thoughts after Kings def Blues 6-4

Comments from coach Darryl Sutter’s post-game presser, following Kings 6-4 win over the Blues…

– On the last time he was part of a comeback like that: “Oh, I bet I did it in midget or something like that.”

– On where the team found the energy for the third period coming off a game last night: “We’ve been good in back-to-back games…Obviously it’s different at home. I don’t know if I can ever remember playing back-to-back games at home quite honestly. But, we did it Detroit/St. Louis, we did it Edmonton/Calgary, and here. We’ve had good, solid games back to back.”

– On the decision to pull Jonathan Bernier: “I was gonna just going to split them tonight. So I thought it was a good time to do it. Back-to-back games, right?”

– On Jake Muzzin and Slava Voynov: “I thought the four kids tonight were really, really good. I thought Muzzin, Ellerby, Voynov, and Drew were all outstanding for us on the back end.”

– On taking a ‘just shoot’ mentality into the third: “Well we’ve had trouble. We had trouble getting to the net, or to the middle of the ice in the first period, and we talked about it after the second. Just trying to do more of it and be more aware of it. You need your top players to do that.”

– On the mood of the bench being good when they were down 4-1: “Yup. I thought it was fine.”

– On Anze Kopitar saying he could feel them backing down when it was 4-1: “It’s probably natural for teams to try and protect it a little bit. You know we try to have our mindset the other way, and play like we’re always down one.”

– Thoughts on the Dallas Stars: “Haven’t played them yet. Big, skilled team, especially up front. They got there goalie back healthy now. He was out for a while, but they’re a big, skilled team up front. So, they’re a division team. Looking forward to playing somebody different.”

– On being concerned that Drew Doughty hasn’t scored a goal: “Drew? Oh, hit the post there, friggin shot from 196 feet. I don’t know if it was wind that caught it or what though.”

– More on Doughty: “He’s getting lots of good looks, lots of shots. He touches the puck more than anybody else on our team in the offensive zone. So, he knows how I feel, and as long as he feels good about his game; then it’s good.”

– On Muzzin saying the team is still looking for an identity: “He hasn’t played on a team, so that’s interesting for you to suggest that he’s forging, or trying to create an identity – the team’s identity. He’s trying to become part of our identity. I would say.”

– So the team does have an identity? “Oh, I guess you’ll just have to come up with a good one and I’ll…You tell me what it is, and I’ll say that’s what it is. (laughs)”

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  1. Ill give sutter a good one. Sometimes heart isn’t enough. If you want to beat apollo creed you gotta learn how to fight with both hands.


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