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February 19, 2013 10:19 pm

February 19 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether this was the best Jonathan Quick has been early in a game:
“Well, he was really good in Chicago, also, in the first period. The big thing is rebound control and getting faceoffs. That’s the biggest part of the game that he had to work on – rebounds, too much quality opportunities against. Hopefully that’s a step in the right direction…a step forward for him is winning games, finding ways to win games. So it’s not just about Jonathan Quick. It’s about us all. We’ve got to work around it.”

On the heavy shot discrepancy in the team’s favor in second periods this season:
“Well, we had to weather the storm for six or seven minutes in the first period. I don’t think that’s a coincidence. That’s more of an ability to stay with it. If you look at it, other than the first game of the year, even when we went into Anaheim – we lost with the empty netter – we kept coming from behind, and it’s not like we’ve weakened during games. “

On whether the second period shot discrepancy is a byproduct of a heavy road schedule:
“No, I don’t think so. I think we’re just trying to have good starts and good shifts, and then good periods, and then between periods reset the game plan. So that’s all we’re trying to do.”

On the performance of Colin Fraser’s line:

“Well, they didn’t play much, but they scored a big goal and they could have had two or three. We talked to them this morning about it. Jordan Nolan’s really struggling with parts of his game, and hopefully this gives him a little confidence.”

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