February 15, 2013 11:41 am

February 15 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Jonathan Bernier:
“We liked to get him in back to back, and obviously he played well last game. We’d like to get two in a row. On the other side, we have the opportunity to get Jonathan Quick a couple days of good practice, and hopefully get a couple more.”

On Jeff Carter’s occasionally overlooked defensive ability:
“It only works if everybody’s on the same page in your own zone. It’s something that we take great pride in, and quite honest, we need our goals against to improve, and Jeff can help us in the middle of the ice to do that, and on a line that’s not spending much time in their own zone, then we’re better for it.”

On Columbus’ improved blue line health since the last time the teams faced each other:
“You add quality veterans to your back end, that does make a difference to every team.”

On returning to Staples Center after a long roadtrip:
“We really haven’t looked at it like we’re coming home from a trip, because we hit [the road] again. So we’re just looking at it [like] we’re coming home for one, and we want to play really well. We want to continue to play like we did on the latter part of the road trip and then take it right back out again. Again, it’s a challenge because you’re putting a different defenseman into your lineup, and you’re counting on your goalie that hasn’t started two in a row since I’ve been here to bring a strong performance again. So that’s basically how you break it down, and look for that.”

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