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February 10, 2013 2:21 pm

February 10 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Sunday’s game:
“We played a good hockey game.”

On what he liked about the team’s performance:
“I liked our ability to stay with it and score a goal at the end of the first period. Last minute [we] scored a goal at the end of the [third period]…And then faceoff, disappointing. Had to make a save there.”

On whether the team generated better scoring opportunities than previous games:
“Well, we’ve been outshooting our opponents two to one for quite a few games now. Around the net….the way Howard was playing, you had to get up on your second chances. But you know what? We played a hell of a game again. Disappointing. Remember, I hate to say ‘I told you so,’ but I told you so. Three-two.”

On what the team is getting ‘right now’ that they weren’t getting earlier:
“Right now? The same. We lost two to start. That’s the same thing, last two. It doesn’t get different. You know what? We’ve been mixing lines up, trying to get more some more out of our top guys, quite honest. I liked the Richards line tonight. I thought Kopi, it was his first game where he…looked like he had some bounce in his game, so that’s a good sign.”

On Keaton Ellerby’s first game as a King:
“You’ve got to be careful, right? You’ve got to be careful how you use him. It’s not easy to go from one conference to the next. Not so much team to team, because there’s not a drastic change in styles. I mean, there’s a little foot here, something in the system that he has to adjust to or read. You’ve got to be careful. He’s never played in this conference, and quite honest, guys don’t know each other very well. I think that’ll be the biggest adjustment for him.”

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