Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on Dustin Brown’s game…)
SUTTER: “It was a strong game. Obviously he scored two shorthanded goals, and that’s significant.’’

(on the momentum built from shorthanded goals…)
SUTTER: “Well, we scored with, what, eight seconds left (in the first period) and they came back to start the next period and scored. So, (back and forth). It was a game of special teams. I don’t think, 5-on-5, we were very impressive.’’

(on his message to the team now…)
SUTTER: “Two hour and eight-minute flight. Get some sleep. See you at the rink at 1 tomorrow.’’

(on Jonathan Quick’s game…)
SUTTER: “He’s a younger guy. He hasn’t had much experience. He’s no different than one of our young skaters. They’re still learning lots about it, and they’re doing a good job of it.’’

(on trying to keep the team focused going forward…)
SUTTER: “Well, we don’t have much time between games. The way the series is, we travel and then play again, and then we have some (down) time. We try to keep a real tight handle on playing one game at a time. You very easily could be going home down two (games). You could be going home tied. There’s really not much difference. You don’t get much out of winning two games.’’

(on the confidence built from winning two games in Vancouver…)
SUTTER: “I’d have to think that when we won 13 or 14 games, down the stretch, to get in, that we do play with confidence. We don’t really have a problem with that. It’s more staying with the game plan.’’

(on needing to improve 5-on-5 play…)
SUTTER: “We have to play a certain style to be successful. We’re not going to trade chances with that hockey team over there, that’s for sure, and come out of it. Quite honestly, and I’m not saying this because we’re up two-nothing or because we won the game, but we didn’t really play that well. We took three bad penalties, and 5-on-5 we weren’t that strong on the walls. We didn’t do a very good job against their defense. We were a little better on faceoffs than we were in Game 1, but there were lots of areas that we can get a whole lot better at.’’

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