Blackhawks coach Q on pressure of Game 7 vs LA

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Saturday afternoon quotes from Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville…
Q. On pressure.
QUENNEVILLE: I don’t look at it as pressure. I think it’s been fun. We’ve been in a real interesting situation the last two games. As series progress, and as in-series progress as well, the games get tougher and faster and more important.  I thought as the [...]

Sutter lands in Chicago and says…

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Comments from Kings coach Darry Sutter upon landing in Chicago on Saturday afternoon…
Q. There’s an old adage in sports that good defense usually beats good offense. Why has that not been the case in this series?
SUTTER: I think there’s more goals in this series than normally expected. Hasn’t been a whole lot of power plays. [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter and Quenneville on Chicago’s Game 5 win

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville following Chicago’s double-overtime win in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final…
Q. It was like an eight-minute stretch in the first overtime between whistles. From the bench, what was that sensation like?
SUTTER: Trying to get your changes in, trying to get your shifts in. [...]

Pre-Game 5: Blackhawks Coach Q on Water Bottle, Lines, Momentum

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had the following to say as he prepares his team for a Game 5 match-up vs. the Kings in Chicago…
Q. Talking about the lines, with the Saad combination, what are you looking for?
QUENNEVILLE: I thought Saad and Shawsy last game were effective. Kaner can add to the mix there. I thought [...]

Comments from Sutter after Kings land in Chicago

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Upon landing in Chicago on Tuesday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following thoughts…
Q. How does it feel being up 3-1 going into tomorrow’s game.
SUTTER: Well, we know it’s a tough building to come into. We can take that experience away from it. I believe they were 7-0 in the playoffs coming into this series.  [...]

Kings coach Sutter talks LA’s 3-1 series lead

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Following the Kings 5-2 win in Game 4, giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Blackhawks, here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
Q. Kings came out and scored three goals in the first period. What was your message to the team before the game?

SUTTER: We wanted to have a good start, just [...]

Post-Game 3: Hawks coach Q talks loss to the Kings

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Comments from Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville after his team’s 4-3 loss to the host LA Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final…
Q. I think you out-shot something like 18 to 7 in the third period. Was it alarming the sense of urgency wasn’t there for you?
QUENNEVILLE: No. I think very comparable getting [...]

Friday: Quotes from Kings coach Darryl Sutter

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Two days removed from winning 6-2 in Chicago to tie the series at 1-1, Kings coach Darryl Sutter spoke to the media back in Los Angeles..
Q. Darryl, Dean is a finalist for GM of the year. Aside from hiring you, what are the really smart things he’s done?
COACH SUTTER: I think his plan when he [...]

Post-Game 2: Coach Q – ‘We played perfect for 38 minutes’

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Here’s what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had to say following Game 2 on Wednesday night vs. the Kings…
Q. As far as this one, was there a time where you guys just kind of started hitting the brakes or was it something that L.A. was doing?
QUENNEVILLE: I really liked how we played for 38 minutes. We [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter and Quenneville Game 2 morning skate quotes

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Following Game 2 morning skates by their respective clubs, coaches Darryl Sutter of the Kings and Joel Quenneville of the Blackhawks shared the following thoughts…
Q. What kind of influence do you think Mike Richards has on your young guys?
SUTTER: Well, he’s a winner. Pretty much done it his whole life, first and foremost. He’s a [...]