March 9, 2012 8:54 pm

Sutter postgame quotes (March 9)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
SUTTER: “When you hold a team like that down, and score three goals, you should win.’’

(on the breakdowns on the late goals…)
SUTTER: “Mike (Richards), instead of putting it back (in his zone) on the tying goal, should take it out of the zone. It’s simple. They’re at the end of their shifts, all three of them, him and Robbie (Scuderi) and Drew (Doughty). I think it was the same thing on the last one, too. It was the same three guys down low in coverage. Franzen makes a great play to Helm, and the Zetterberg line was pretty good all night.’’

(on the missed opportunity…)
SUTTER: “I thought we played pretty well here tonight. The way we played tonight, if we had played that way last night, we would have gotten points last night. That’s how I think we responded.’’

(on whether he is worried about the team’s psyche…)
SUTTER: “We have to get ready for Chicago.’’

(on Mike Richards’ struggles…)
SUTTER: “He’s playing a lot of minutes. We need our big centermen. We talked again this morning. You need your centermen to be dominant players in the middle of the ice. Kopi, I didn’t see the minutes tonight, but Kopi and Mike and Jarret, they’ve all got to be major contributors.’’

(on Jeff Carter’s game…)
SUTTER: “Power-play goal and good opportunities. It was a tough night for him last night, going back into that building. It was probably harder than anybody talked about. I think he responded really well tonight.’’

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