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 [...]

Morning Skate: Sutter’s thoughts before Game 4

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Q. You say you want to treat every game like an elimination game. How do you create that mindset?

SUTTER: I think we probably do it in the preparation in terms of day before, putting emphasis on every shift. Keeps them in the moment instead of looking at series or anything that’s not to do with [...]

Sunday’s with Sutter – Kings coach talks 2014 WCF

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After practice Sunday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following…
Q.  How do you see the matchups and are you comfortable with them
SUTTER:  I think the rules, the lockout, it’s tough to change on the fly, really tough.  Took the redline out.  The hooking and holding.  It’s a lot. There’s not much matchup on the fly [...]

Post-Game 3: Darryl Sutter on the Kings 2-1 series lead

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Kings coach Darryl Sutter shared the following comments after his team’s 4-3 win in Game 3 on Saturday night vs. the Blackhawks…
On dominating the first two periods:

“I didn’t think it was ‘dominating.’ I mean, we outscored ‘em.”
On how the team responded after giving up a shorthanded goal:

“We gave up the shorthander right off the faceoff, [...]

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 [...]

Saturday night – Sutter meets with the media in Chicago

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Comments from LA Kings coach Darryl Sutter upon arriving in Chicago Saturday night…
Q.  Are you worried at all about the turnaround after two seven-game series?
COACH SUTTER:  I don’t think ‘worried’ is the right word.  Obviously, there’s a little bit of concern how we’re going to respond.  We’re excited about coming here.  We talked about this [...]

Pre-Game 7: Darryl Sutter quotes from morning skate

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Comments from Kings coach following the team’s morning skate at Honda Center, in advance of Game 7 vs. the Anaheim Ducks later today…
Darryl Sutter on pressure of a Game 7:
“Both teams won enough through the season and during the playoffs that if you can only play one game of a series, like you do doing [...]

Game 6: Kings locker room quotes after 2-1 win over Ducks

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Comments from the Kings locker room following LA’s 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Wednesday night…
Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on the first goals:

“I think the second goal is more important, not the first. If you look at the past two games, that’s what did it, it wasn’t the first one [...]

Game 5: Gaborik, Kopitar, Sutter talk loss to Ducks

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Quotes from the Kings locker room following their 4-3 loss to the Ducks in Game 5…
Anze Kopitar on facing elimination:
“Now we have to go home and win a home game. That’s the bottom line. There is no secret to it. We want to come back here and give us a chance.”
Kopitar on giveaways:
“We didn’t manage [...]

OPINION: Time for the LA Kings to use this lineup

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In something that has become a little bit of a joke – call it a weird coincidence, who knows – over the past two seasons, after making suggestions for the Kings line-up, Darryl Sutter has magically used them the next game.
Case in point, when the Kings were trailing in the San Jose series, I posted [...]