Game 2: Quick and Sutter talk Game 2 win in Anaheim

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First batch of post-game quotes from the Kings locker room after LA’s 3-1 win in Game 2 on Monday night…

Jonathan Quick on the win:

“We’re trying to get ready to win a game in a couple days here. That’s what we’re focused on. They’ve got a great team. We have a lot to prepare for to get ready.”

Quick on enjoying win:

“No. What you would do after this game weather you lost or won isn’t going to be any different. You just are doing everything you can to get ready for the next game and try to win that one.”

Darryl Sutter on winning two on the road:

“We played really good in this building during the regular season. It was the same for us tonight. We needed four lines and six defensemen to be really good for us in terms of the even-strength game. I think we got ourselves into penalty trouble a little bit and it took its toll. Talk about a guy like Schultz, he was really good at killing penalties for us.”

Sutter on injuries among defensemen:

“Five-on-five, I thought we were really good. We didn’t want to split guys up and move guys around. Jeff Schultz is going to play well in his own zone. You just want him to move pucks and play well in his own zone, and that’s exactly what he did. It’s not so much Jeff Schultz. It’s everybody around him that’s got to step their game up a little bit.”

On whether he had any issue with Matt Beleskey’s hit on Drew Doughty:

“No, it was fine. It’s playoffs.”

On if there was a key moment that indicated the Kings were turning things around in the playoffs:

“Every series in the National Hockey League is a season, so I don’t think six in a row has any bearing on anything.”

On having two days off before Game 3:

“It’s really good. You know what? We talked about this the last series, too, the way it breaks up. You have to manage it properly. You know what? You’re going to win, you’re going to lose. It could be easily one-one. We’re still going to handle the next two days the very same, to do everything we can to get as much energy as we can for Game 3. There’s…guys who are banged up, so an extra day in there is good.”

On keeping players fresh for Game 3:

“I think the approach has to be the same way every gane. I don’t think we’re giving them anything fresh. We’re seven or eight months into it.”

On Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli providing added depth:

“You need even strength minutes out of four lines when you’re playing every other night, and you’re playing against a big, physical team with lots of speed and lots of power. I don’t think it’s about Tanner and Tyler. It’s about everybody contributing, for sure. The best player on the ice tonight was the goaltender for the Kings.”

On Jonathan Quick:

“He was good tonight. [Reporter: Was he the difference for you guys?] He was tonight. I said he was the best player on the ice.”

Ducks comments on their second straight loss in the series can be found here.

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