Post-Game 1 – comments from Darryl Sutter after Kings 2-0 win

Comments from coach Darryl Sutter following the Kings’ 2-0 win over the visiting San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series…

On how it felt to take care of business in front of the home crowd:

“It doesn’t matter where it is.  We expect the home crowd to really be as loud as their home crowd.”

On Jonathan Quick’s performance:

“Yeah, he was really good.  It was something you always look at.  You have some time between series, and you’re never really concerned about him really to be honest.  Because last series everybody was wondering accept the locker room how we was going to play after Game 1 and Game 2.  So you just expect that.  You know that both teams have goalies that are going to give them the chance.”

On why the penalty-kill was so successful:

“There were only two.  What was there one or two to kill?  Like I said this morning, they had a lot of practice last series.”

On if he saw the Raffi Torres hit on Jarret Stoll:

“Nope.  (Any comment?)  Well we weren’t resting him; he didn’t come back.”

On the play of Mike Richards:

“He just steps up.  It’s refreshing to see a guy like that.  That when it’s a big game, they step up.  He did last series.  I think he lead our team in points last series.  I thought him and Jeff, and Kinger were really good tonight.”

On if the team needs to work on some things yet:

“I think you always have things to work on.  I don’t know if anybody’s perfect.  (Anything specific?) No.”

On Slava Voynov’s play:

“He got shots through, right?  They’re not going to give you much.  They pound down, and there’s five guys low.  Try to get pucks through to the net, and both them were that.  We changed…First goal we changed lines to win a face-off.  Jeff wins a face-off, get the puck out, go down the ice, Mike makes a great play at the blue-line.  Slava follows up.  But the most important part of it is if you win the draw and you got guys going to the net at the other end.  The second goal is actually the very same guys in front of the net, and you shoot it through to the net.  I think Richie, did he get credit for it?  (Yes) So you know what?  That’s how you score goals in the playoffs.”

On it being three game winning goals for Voynov in the playoffs:

“My memory is one overtime goal down the side joining the rush.  The one tonight was a shot joining the rush with traffic in front.  And the other one was there was actually nine guys in front of the net.  And the other one was the only goal we scored.”

On San Jose getting a lot of shots on goal in the third:

“Well generally when you have two-nothing lead going into the third period.  Generally, the team that’s down, generally pours it on.”

On what he liked the most about the game:

“I think we stuck with it.  We had to play through losing a centerman, so you’re down a guy.  We had to move guys around in the third period.  That’s pretty well it.  There’s not much difference.  They’re a veteran team.”

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