Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
SUTTER: “We wanted to have a good start in a tough building, and we did that. … I think the first period, as I said, we wanted to have a good start because they’re a tough team to get behind the eight-ball with. We did that. We took advantage of a couple penalties that they have to call and we scored goals.’’

(on the decision to move up Dustin Penner in the third period…)
SUTTER: “We’re lucky to have four or five guys who can play two or three positions. We were just moving everybody around. It wasn’t that we moved him up. Guys were all over once we got down to 11 (forwards). We had to use everybody.’’

(on the Kings’ forecheck…)
SUTTER: “We have to play that style of game. They are a little bit more high-end than us, and a little more experienced at it. That’s the kind of game we have to play, without giving something up odd-man. Hopefully we can try to do that again.’’

(on Kyle Clifford’s status…)
SUTTER: “He didn’t come back.’’

(on not taking retaliatory penalties, post-whistle…)
SUTTER: “We talked about that. We didn’t want to get in that position after whistles, and we have to continue to do that. That’s part of their game, and that’s a part of the game that we can’t get caught up in. We have to stay away from that.’’

(on Dustin Brown’s game…)
SUTTER: “I thought he was a physical presence. He did a good job for us.’’

(on the special teams…)
SUTTER: “Well, we scored one 5-on-3 and we didn’t score on the next one. In the playoffs, if you get 5-on-3s, you better score on 5-on-3s all the time. We were fortunate to not score on both, and win the game. Hey, for both teams, the best penalty-killers were the goalies.’’

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