Ducks and Kings quotes after Game 4 in LA

Game 3 Anaheim Ducks Ryan Getzlaf goal
Post-game quotes from both locker rooms following the Ducks 2-0 win over the Kings in Game 4 on Saturday night…

Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on pulling Jonathan Quick:

“It wasn’t difficult, the thought process was that we had given up two goals. We should have done it sooner…they were scared to shoot.”

Sutter on John Gibson:

“We were pretty sure of who they were putting in goal, Bruce does that all the time. There’s a history of that, they trust all of their goaltenders.”

Sutter on the game:

“I don’t think goaltending is an issue. It’s not shots; it’s the ability to finish it off. We have trouble scoring against Anaheim, they’re doing a good job at keeping us on the outside and keeping top players at the perimeter and I’m giving them credit for it. Some of our top guys have to fight through more.”

Dustin Brown on the power play:

“I think our power play is just being too cute right now. We are looking for a better play or the next play as opposed to just getting it to the net and getting bodies to the net. A couple of times we get shots on goal and there is no one in front. Good power plays will just get it to the net and crash.”

Brown on puck management:

“At the end of the day we have to be better all around. Whether its turnovers or puck management we didn’t pass the puck well and that lends itself to turnovers. If you pass the puck well it allows the next guy to make the next play. When it’s in his feet or behind him it makes it a little more difficult. ”

Anaheim Head Coach Bruce Boudreau on John Gibson:

“As soon as we called Gibson up I thought about starting him, and the overriding reason was I thought in today’s game he has been playing and he would give us the best chance to win. When it comes down to it, in each individual game, like I’ve said before, it’s its own entity, and whatever line up I put in, it’s those guys.”

Boudreau on making changes:

“Whether it’s unorthodox or orthodox or whatever, that’s just the way my head works. When we call up guys and put them in into the lineup, you’ve seen how Vatanen has done, and anybody, their adrenaline is so high that you know that they’re going to be really good. In two weeks you might come back down to earth, but I knew he would be good tonight.”

Boudreau on the game:

“Our gaps have been really good. They started coming on an awful lot in the second period, but we managed to win.”

Boudreau on the early lead:

“As long as they didn’t get one goal, I thought with their momentum and the way they were coming in the second period, that as long as they didn’t get a goal, I thought we were in control. If they had gotten a goal it might have been a little hectic, they might have changed the way they played a little bit.”

Boudreau on Ryan Getzlaf:

“Getzlaf has been the leader you expect him to be. He takes whacks, he comes in gets another goal and assist, He’s the guy I can put out there for faceoffs and does a great job. You can put him out in the last minute, his hockey IQ is as high as anybody’s in the game today, he leads by example.”

Ryan Getzlaf on Gibson:

“He was outstanding. He stayed composed throughout the whole game. Obviously when they had their huge push in the second there…he stayed outside and played great for us.”

Getzlaf on when he knew Gibson was going to start:

“I think most of us found out this morning at the rink. If I don’t know most people don’t know, so it was at the morning skate.”

Getzlaf on road teams winning this series:

“Yeah. We’ve accomplished a little bit, but that’s all we’ve done is tie it back up. We’re starting from square one again going into our building.”

Getzlaf on the difference in this game compared to in Anaheim:

“We scored timely goals in these two games. When things got down or we got down, we were able to back into it right away. Tonight we were able to get the lead, so that’s always big.”

Corey Perry on the road team being 4-0:

“I don’t know. It’s whoever gets off to a good start. That’s all that we are looking for. To get to a good start. We’re so close to home it doesn’t feel like a road game, but come in here it’s a tough building to play. The crowd is into it, they’re a physical team when they are at home, and we knew we had to come out and be strong.”

Perry on Gibson:

“He is a guy that is just going to be steady back there. He makes the first save, and smothers rebounds. He has played in big games. Goes back to World Junior Championships…all those things propelled him to right here.”

Perry on Boudreau putting a rookie in:

“But young kids don’t know any better. They come in and they just play the way they are told to play. The way they want to play. That’s what he did tonight.”

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