Kings coach Sutter talks final practice, division and playoffs

On the up tempo morning skate:

“First time we’ve had two days between games for quite a while and I just wanted to make sure the guys were sharp.”

On how closely he’s paid attention to the standings heading into the break:

“We’d like to be in a playoff spot at the break.”

On if he’s sat down and crunched the numbers for what it is going to take to make the playoffs:

“If you followed my answers to your questions earlier in the year I thought it would take 100 points. Whether that is still 100, that’s something to figure out.”

On if he thinks there will be a 100 point team in the Western Conference that doesn’t make the playoffs:

“I said that at the start there might be one.  There are eleven teams now that are potential playoff teams.”

On the Pacific Division as a whole struggling over the last month:

“We have won two games in the last month in two tough buildings. Those four points, instead of looking at why we didn’t get points, look at why we did in those buildings, winning in San Jose and St. Louis is why we are in a playoff spot.  When they realigned the divisions the top three teams from each division make the playoffs and then two wild card teams. We want to be one of the three teams.”

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