Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on how tough the game was…)
SUTTER: “Tough. Hard-fought. Came back from adversity during the game a couple times. Had such a great start. Got out of the first period still in it. Winning the second was huge.”

(on Dustin Penner’s journey this season…)
SUTTER: “He had a journey tonight. I stuck with him. He struggled early in the game. Stuck with him.”

(on the Kings’ road success…)
SUTTER: “Got to win in lots of different ways. Look at tonight, we had trouble scoring the last couple games. Tonight we were sort of on that ride again where Smith was not letting anything in. Anything he saw, you weren’t scoring on him. That’s kind of happened the last couple games. We won in a lot of different ways. That’s what you have to do. You can’t just sneak it out or get lucky or anything like that. You got to earn it. We have so far.”

(on getting another shorthanded goal…)
SUTTER: “It was in the first round. Soft goal. Somebody sitting in a box. But Kopitar wins the faceoff. It’s not very often you get the faceoff in the other team’s defensive zone.”

(on whether he was happy with the team’s mindset going into overtime…)
SUTTER: “Why not? It’s tied going into the third. That’s overtime also. That’s really what was going on for the last, what time did we score, almost 40 minutes. It was the same thing.”

(on what this means to the organization…)
SUTTER: I’m proud of the players. That’s the biggest thing for me. Hell of an accomplishment for the players. That’s what it’s about. They’re the guys that sweat and bleed. That’s what it’s about. I know from being a player. I’m proud of them guys.”

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Bio

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