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March 12, 2013 12:10 am

March 11 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the team’s defensive efforts:
“We scored a power play goal, the penalty killing did a good job, and Quicker was pretty solid for us.”

On two good steps forward against Calgary by Quick:
“Yep. He was sharp in a lot of areas, so that’s good.”

On whether there’s a chance Quick plays against Phoenix on Tuesday:
“We’ll talk on the plane tonight [and] see.”

On the points not being the prettiest two points the team has earned:
“You know what? The schedule’s hard. You’ve got to find different ways to hang in there. It means you’re a good hockey team when you do that.”

On Alec Martinez getting beat on Calgary’s goal:
“Yeah, he did. He got beat clean, one-on-one. Don’t get beat one-on-one in the NHL.”

On the upcoming Pacific Division-heavy schedule:
“Funny, eh? We’ve got five…the next five games are Phoenix, San Jose.”

On the upcoming schedule:
“I guess we’ve got to play ‘em sometime. Get ‘em done in a hurry, right? We were talking about it before the game with the players – you know what? After tonight, it was like this was our game in hand on everybody. So we knew it was going to be tough. Guys are looking ahead a little bit, so we knew it was going to be tough. They did a good job.”

Given his Martinez comments, on whether a change to the lineup could be made:
“You know what? It’s just you can’t get beat one-on-one in the NHL. That is a fact.”

On being at the midway point of the season:
“We are. I don’t look at it like that, because…with the schedule, breaking it home road, trips, back-to-back. You’ve been doing this – this back-to-back with Calgary, so we really haven’t looked at it like that.”

On whether he’s pleased getting with going 4-1-0 on the homestand:
“Yeah, I mean it’s what I said. we’ve found different ways to win games, and that’s what you have to do. You know what? The schedule does win and lose games for teams, and you know what, we see that.”

On whether killing off the five-on-three was a major turning point:
“Well, they had one against us the other [night], actually, and they scored on the first part of the one, and we had to make a couple adjustments in there, quite honest, with our young defensemen. You still need a big save, but their keys are Cammy and Jarome obviously one-time the puicks. Mike scored on the one-timer down low, and that’s a hard play the other night. We had that covered tonight, and then Jarome has one-timers from the other side. We made a good adjustment. You know what? You still need your goaltender to be your best player five-on-three.”

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