Sutter postgame quotes (March 13) - LA Kings Insider

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
SUTTER: “We had a good first period and we weathered the storm in the second period, for the first seven or eight minutes. Our penalty killing was awesome and our power play scored us a big goal in the third. If you do those things, with a little bit of luck, then you have a chance to win the game.’’

(on Kopitar’s shorthanded goal…)
SUTTER: “He’s a big part of our penalty kill. We talk about trying to take advantage of it in certain situations, when they had the puck and we could be aggressive. Brownie made a really good play there.’’

(on getting a win after the disappointing loss in Detroit…)
SUTTER: “Well, we lost by one because we weren’t perfect. Detroit has an experienced team, and they know they’re never out of it. You have to be right on top of it.’’

(on the special-teams effort…)
SUTTER: “Obviously our penalty killing is at the top. A lot of times, there’s a home-road difference. Our penalty killing is right near the top, both home and road, and our power play, the last probably 15 games, is probably near the top too.’’

(on the improved puck recovery on the power play…)
SUTTER: “I think since Carter got here, we have two units that compete a little bit more for the privilege of playing on the power play.’’

(on the Kings’ hitting…)
SUTTER: “I thought Cliffy and Fraz and Jordan did a good job of trying to do that for us, and our defense, we’re trying to get them to be more assertive in that part of the game.’’

(on Voynov’s game…)
SUTTER: “We’ve been trying to work with him on the defensive part of his game, so that we can play him against higher-end players. … He’s learning. He scored a good goal. He’s got those great offensive instincts. So he’s going to do that. He’s going to play with Mitchell and he’s going to develop. He was the youngest defenseman on the ice by quite a bit tonight. He did a good job.’’

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