Coach Speak: Patrick Roy vs Darryl Sutter after Avs 1-0 OT win


Following the Kings 1-0 overtime loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night, here’s what both coaches had to share…

– Darryl Sutter on the overall game: “We played a good game, but we have a lot of guys out of the lineup, knocked two guys out again last game. The goalie has to make big saves, which he did. He has to do that when we’re not scoring. Those kids are growing into their team, they’re good players. They have excellent goaltending, both of those guys.”

– Sutter on Dustin Brown being moved back to right wing: “It’s because of the injuries clearly, we knocked two right wingers out in the last game so we moved Brown over. It didn’t affect how he played, it didn’t affect anything to be quite honest.”

– Sutter on Ben Scrivens: “Game to game, he gave us a chance to win tonight. We need that every night from your goaltender, I don’t care who it is, he’s doing a good job.”

– Sutter on Matt Frattin: “He was sore so we’ll leave him home and go from there. He hasn’t skated for three days, we travel tomorrow, we play, then we travel and play so it doesn’t make sense so we’ll leave him here.”

– Avalanche coach Patrick Roy on his team’s play in the second and third periods: “It was a 60-minute effort, I thought it was one of the best game of the year. It was the best game of the year for us.”

– Roy on Scrivens: “He made some great saves for them. I thought we had a lot of good chances,”

– Roy on the play of his team: “I thought we played a good game offensively, I mean we had traffic in front the net, we did everything we asked and our players played offensively a really good game. I like the pressure we put on their defensemen, I like the way we got the puck out of the zone…It was a great team effort tonight, everyone was really sharp, Varlamov made a couple big saves at the right moments.”

BONUS QUOTE…

– Anze Kopitar on the Kings’ play: “We had a pretty good first period. In the second period we got outplayed. The third period was back and forth. We were good on the penalty kill, and have to create a bit more on the power play. In overtime, it was just a tough bounce.”

For more post-game coverage, see the links below.

RELATED CONTENT:

Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog talks hit by Kings’ Willie Mitchell

Word Association: Five Kings take on four Avalanche players

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

Recent Articles

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven’s Kings Updates – Thornton, Brown, Phaneuf, Bernier, Iginla, etc.

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Nick Alberga of Ice Cap to discuss a plethora of topics surrounding the LA Kings roster heading into free agency, including: Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks, Dustin Brown-for-Dion Phaneuf trade speculation, goaltender Jonathan Bernier, forward Jarome […]

Yannetti Goes Deep on LA Kings 2017 Draftees; Detailed Player Evaluations

Although the Los Angeles Kings have gone through significant upheaval in their management ranks over the past few months, the 2017 NHL Draft was largely business as usual. While GM Rob Blake was present at the draft table, the event was largely run by Mark Yannetti, Director of Amateur Scouting – just as it has […]

UPDATED: LA Kings 2017 Development Camp Roster Info

With the 2017 NHL draft now complete, attention now turns to the other annual summer tradition, Development Camp. Dozens of the Kings top prospects are descending upon Los Angeles this week, with on-ice activity expected to begin on Tuesday at the team’s training facility in El Segundo. Per the norm, a scrimmage has also been […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Top Two Players Revealed

The wait is over; it's time to reveal the top two players on our 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings. Which player has earned the coveted No. 1 spot? As we finish off this multi-part series, we'll begin with a thank you … [Read More...]

More Prospect News