Kings and Flames talk Calgary 2-1 win

Darryl Sutter on the Flames’ game winning goal:

“That’s a bad play all around. That’s all five guys. The puck is behind their goalie with less than a minute left. Kinger [Dwight King] should not have chased behind their net. Cammalleri is a killer. Every game that he plays is like a home game for him.”

Sutter on the Kings’ five minute power play:

“It didn’t break anything. It’s not really a turning point. We came back, but we made it a turning point.”

Sutter on the Kings’ next game against St. Louis:

“We have to find that energy again. We have played all of these overtime games in a row which adds a lot. I think we were lacking [emotion] tonight.”

Anze Kopitar on this week’s upcoming games:

“We need to play solid hockey. We got two of the top teams in the NHL with St. Louis coming here and on the road in Anaheim. They have some good bodies and they play heavy. We’re going to have to get ready and play a physical game.”

Ben Scrivens on the goal in the second period:

“Stuff happens. It is a game on ice and I got an edge and they were fortunate enough to capitalize on it. I was trying to get out there, play pucks and help the defensemen out. That was my plan going out and had an unfortunate break catching an edge. 90 percent of the time that doesn’t really do anything, but this time it unfortunately might have cost us the game.”

Scrivens on preparing for the upcoming game:

“The same way we park good games and good wins. It’s a new game every time and it is hard to win in this league. We will take what we can from this game but it’s a brand new 60 minutes and now St. Louis is here so we got to start getting focused for it. We will take what we can but we got to park it pretty quickly.”


Bob Hartley on Karri Ramo’s play:

“He played an outstanding game for us and part of the reason why he played so well is the way that he works every day because he did not play for quite a while and watching this guy in practice and in the gym, I knew that he would be ready and he deserves big credit.”

Hartley on Paul Byron’s energy tonight:

“That goal, it was all about energy, great job on the penalty killing. You cannot kill off a five-minute major with just two pairs of forwards, we want to pressure, we want to really skate around their power play guys and we know they are very skilled so I thought that by adding Paul and Blair Jones together like that would give us speed, would give us energy and they gave us our first goal, so that was quite a bonus.”


Michael Cammalleri on the game-winning goal:

“It was a good play.  [Lee Stempniak] comes out, gets it to [Mikael Backlund] in a soft spot and [Backlund] had a heck of a presence to make that play and then made a great pass.”

Cammalleri on getting the win tonight:

“Wins haven’t been as frequent as we’d like, so for us it’s nice to get the win…and when you have as much respect that you have for your opponent.  They grind these kinds of games out.”


Paul Byron on his assist on the short handed goal:

“I just jumped on the ice for a change and saw that he slipped, put pressure on them, seized the opportunity and saw Jones out of the corner of my eye…I slipped it to him and he put it in the back of the net.”

Byron on playing on the penalty kill:

“They talked to us in the morning and let us know we’d be out there and I was ready for that.  I spent a lot of time playing the penalty kill down in Abbottsford, so once I got on the ice I had to seize the opportunity.  I thought we responded very well.”


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