Coach Speak: Darryl Sutter talks Kings 5-2 win over Lightning

Following the Kings 5-2 win at home over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, here’s what LA coach Darryl Sutter had to share…

– On Ben Scrivens’ play: “He didn’t have much work tonight. Only needed four or five saves. He made a big save in the third…That’s why we’re a good team. We don’t give up a lot. That’s not easy to do. It’s a tough turnaround tonight, coming all the way from east back west, and we’re catching a fresh team, really.”

– On getting balanced scoring: “Well, we scored a short-handed goal, two power play goals, two even strength goals. You’re kind of getting it from all over. So, quite honestly, we needed that. They’re a team that’s not used to losing to the Western Conference, so we knew that it was going to go right down to the end of it.”

– On the Kings’ young players: “They have some work to do. Hopefully they’re going to start getting a little bit more competition if we can get healthy for those positions, and then we’ll see.”

– On if Anze Kopitar’s game has changed: “No, I don’t think so. Kopi is, I said it after the game with the Rangers, he was a dominant player in that game. That’s not based on points. He’s a special player, and you [saw] it again tonight.”

– On what he sees in Dwight King: “His playoff numbers – again, if you’re just going on points – his playoff numbers over the past two years show what kind of player he is. So, he had to recreate that coming into the regular season. He had a tough regular season last year. So, what am I seeing in Dwight King? I’m seeing someone who’s having a better regular season than he did last year.”

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