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March 5, 2013 11:42 pm

March 5 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether he’s ever seen a player score 11 goals over 11 games:
“I bet I did it in midget or something.”

On where the energy came from in the third period of the second game of a back-to-back set:
“We’ve been good in back to back games. We talked about that before. Obviously it’s different at home. I can’t ever remember playing back to back games at home, quite honest. We did in Detroit and St. Louis. We did it in Edmonton and Calgary, and here we had good, solid games back to back.”

On the decision to change Jonathan Bernier for Jonathan Quick:
“I was going to just split them tonight, so I just thought it was a good time to do it. Back to back games, right?”

On the added responsibilities for Slava Voynov and Jake Muzzin:
“I thought the four kids tonight were really, really good. I thought Muzzin, Ellerby, Voynov and Drew were all outstanding for us in the back end.”

On the team’s shot mentality in the third period:
“Well, we had trouble getting to the middle of the ice in the first period. We talked about it after the second about just trying to do more of it and being more aware of it. You need your top players to do that.”

On whether he was happy with the mood on the bench when the team fell behind 4-1:
“Yeah, I thought it was fine.”

On Anze Kopitar’s assertion that the Blues were backing off when it was a 4-1 game:
“It’s probably natural for teams to try and protect it a little bit. We try and have our mindset be the other way and play like we’re always down one.”

On the Dallas Stars:
“[We] haven’t played them yet. [They’re a] big skilled team, especially up front. They got their goalie back healthy again now. He was out for a while. They’re a big, skilled team up front. They’re a division team, and we look forward to playing somebody different.”

On whether there are any concerns that Drew Doughty hasn’t scored yet this season:
“He hit the post there. Friggin’ 196 feet. I don’t know if it was wind or down wind, or what that was…[He’s] getting lots of good looks, lots of shots. He touches the puck more than anybody else on our team in the offensive zone. He knows how I feel, and as long as he feels good about his game, then that’s good.”

On Muzzin’s assertion that the team is still searching for its identity:
“Well, he hasn’t played on our team, so that’s…interesting for you to suggest that he’s forging or trying to create an identity, the team’s identity. He’s trying to become part of our identity, I would say.”

On whether the team does have an identity:
“I guess you’ll just have to come up with a good one. You tell me what it is, and I’ll say that’s what it is.”

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