What will Sutter say? Comments after 3-0 win over Wild

Paced by two goals from Justin Williams – giving him markers in five straight games – and another tally from Jeff Carter, the Kings picked up a small piece of redemption when shuting out the visiting Minnesota Wild.  Following the action on the ice, here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…

– On Robyn Regehr’s contribution tonight: ”He’s a big solid guy. He’s going to play that way. He’s going to finish checks and move pucks and try to play the system, that’s what he does.”

– On if Justin Williams has changed anything the past five games: “It’s good to see him score because he plays with Kopi and Brownie and doesn’t get much credit, so it’s good to see him score.”

– On if he expected to play Regehr with Doughty the second-half of the game: “I think we did a lot of face-off stuff in our own zone, they were starting there together. I think Muzz still played quite a bit with him.”

– On if the trust factor is there with Regehr: “Well I haven’t coached Robyn for eight years, so you’d probably have to ask him if he’s a different player. But, in terms of trust, obviously there’s trust. He’s an experienced guy, and he’s going to play the same way every night.”

– On Jonathan Bernier and if his play has changed the balance of how he plans to use goaltenders: “No. We’re still in the heavy lift schedule part of it and we need them both. I think it’s shown that when one’s [goalie] fresh it doesn’t matter which one it is, that they’re both capable guys.”

– On if the team had the start he was looking for tonight: “We scored two goals in the first three minutes. So that’s a good start.”

– On his biggest concern with Edmonton: “Well they’re playing tonight, so I’ll watch tonight. I’ll have the real answer tomorrow.”

– On Kyle Clifford working hard on the forecheck: “Well we’re trying to get a little…Mike and Jeff need a little bit more forecheck, a little more physical play on that line with Dustin out. You know, that’s probably where Penner is best suited. You know what? Five or six of them young guys, Cliffy’s got two games of limited playoff experience. We’re trying to get some of these young guys to approach it like they’re playing playoff games.”

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  1. Doughty99 says:

    Amazing response by Sutter re: “On Clifford…”. I love the idea of letting the young guys compete for a chance to play with Carsty & Rick.

    But, just so DS knows, The Colonel was arguably LA’s best player vs. SJ in 2010-11. KFC has 9 games and 5 pts of playoff experience.

  2. iliketherangersalot2 says:

    Yeah cliffy is quite playoff experienced. And yeah, his performance in the 2011 playoffs was insane.

  3. Before the season, didn’t he say that he planned on using Quick all 48 games? No doubt Bernier’s performance is affecting who plays. You have a goalie who’s struggling a bit and you have a goalie who hasn’t lost…

    on Williams scoring… teams have finally started shutting down Carter, they’ve always keyed on Kopitar leaving Williams some good opportunities. He’s always worked really hard, it’s nice to see him rewarded.


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