Sutter postgame quotes (May 15) - LA Kings Insider

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on the hits on Lewis and Brown…)
SUTTER: “I think (on) Doan’s hit on Lewie, Lewie is turning back. It’s probably more of a hockey play, eh? It’s a tough one. I didn’t really have a big problem with that. But the one on Brownie, it’s hard to say from the bench. I didn’t look at it. But I don’t think the puck was even close, was it? That’s about it.”

(on Jeff Carter’s game…)
SUTTER: “Well, he’s certainly getting good opportunities, so it’s good to see him cash in. He had a couple the other night, really good ones, and then tonight early, he had one, too, where he was cutting in on the power play. You know it’s coming. Guys like that, it’s percentages, right?”

(on his team’s confidence…)
SUTTER: “Well, I didn’t think tonight we were especially great. I thought we were better the first game than we were tonight. I think tonight we wanted to get through that first period because we knew it was going to be important for them. I think we scored the deflection goal, then we scored a power-play goal. That was really important for us, I think.”

(on maintaining discipline in the third period…)
SUTTER: “Yeah, we didn’t want to do anything after the whistle. Other than Dustin’s… you couldn’t see what went on down in the corner from the bench. We wanted to stay right away from it. I don’t think we have anything to prove that way. You know, that’s for another time, another place.”

(on his team’s run…)
SUTTER: “We started (at) zero, so we came to Phoenix. I don’t look at it as a remarkable run. I think we won the first game, we are going to have to play better next game than we did tonight. I know that.”

(on when he knew Fraser couldn’t play…)
SUTTER: “This afternoon. Personal family thing. Spent some time with him this afternoon. Wanted to get (him) going.”

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