Coach Speak: Darryl Sutter talks Kings 5-2 win over Lightning

Following the Kings 5-2 win at home over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, here’s what LA coach Darryl Sutter had to share…

- On Ben Scrivens’ play: “He didn’t have much work tonight. Only needed four or five saves. He made a big save in the third…That’s why we’re a good team. We don’t give up a lot. That’s not easy to do. It’s a tough turnaround tonight, coming all the way from east back west, and we’re catching a fresh team, really.”

- On getting balanced scoring: “Well, we scored a short-handed goal, two power play goals, two even strength goals. You’re kind of getting it from all over. So, quite honestly, we needed that. They’re a team that’s not used to losing to the Western Conference, so we knew that it was going to go right down to the end of it.”

- On the Kings’ young players: “They have some work to do. Hopefully they’re going to start getting a little bit more competition if we can get healthy for those positions, and then we’ll see.”

- On if Anze Kopitar’s game has changed: “No, I don’t think so. Kopi is, I said it after the game with the Rangers, he was a dominant player in that game. That’s not based on points. He’s a special player, and you [saw] it again tonight.”

- On what he sees in Dwight King: “His playoff numbers – again, if you’re just going on points – his playoff numbers over the past two years show what kind of player he is. So, he had to recreate that coming into the regular season. He had a tough regular season last year. So, what am I seeing in Dwight King? I’m seeing someone who’s having a better regular season than he did last year.”

For more post-game locker room quotes, please see the links below.

RELATED CONTENT:

Justin Williams on the Kings’ kids, payback and hogwash

Coach Speak: Lightning’s Jon Cooper on 5-2 loss to Kings

Some pretty disturbing numbers around the NHL

NHL players no longer excited by trips to play California teams

Lightning arrive in LA after getting manhandled in the desert

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

Recent Articles

Kings Ducks Camp 2014

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Who Wins the Pacific and Why

Follow @mayorNHL Enjoy the free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon – where they looked ahead to the 2014-15 Western Conference. Among the topics discussed were the Kings’ opening night roster (i.e. which bottom-6 players are likely to make the final cut), along with thoughts on the Anaheim [...]

Ebert Nick LA Kings camp

Nick Ebert quotes after Kings def Ducks

After being the very last player taken at the 2012 NHL Draft, defenseman Nick Ebert had nowhere to go but up. He made a favorable impression during a brief stint with the Ontario Reign the following year, but it was this past season where he really started to capture the attention of most people. Traded [...]

IMG_20140922_102420

Kings Camp 2014: Checking in with Vincent LoVerde

Every hockey player’s path is different. Some, like Drew Doughty, are early first round picks and step into the league right away. Others have a longer road in pursuit of fulfilling their NHL dreams. After four seasons at Miami University, Vincent LoVerde’s professional journey began by being cut from an ECHL team. From there, LoVerde [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Instant Quotes: Kings players and Sutter talk 5-2 wiin over Lightning [...]

  2. [...] Coach Speak: Darryl Sutter talks Kings 5-2 win over Lightning [...]

  3. [...] Coach Speak: Darryl Sutter talks Kings 5-2 win over Lightning [...]