April 16, 2013 11:20 pm

April 16 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Jonathan Quick’s performance:
“I thought both goalies were pretty outstanding.”

On whether the key in a game with a lot of chances is to tighten up:
“Yeah. It always is.”

On what he’s looking for defensively:
“Don’t turn pucks over. I mean, we assisted on both their goals.”

On San Jose finding energy in the second game of a back-to-back set:
“You know what? I think everybody this year, you look at back-to-back games with all the good teams, especially in their own buildings – it’s reflective of good teams always, right? I know we haven’t had a problem back to back at all. It’s more of the next part of it – The three-in-four, those things.”

On Brent Burns’ versatility:
“It’s nice to be able to have a player like that. You know, I said that before. I saw [him] lots when he was in Minnesota being in Calgary, where he could play forward and play defense and play on the power play and kill penalties. It’s a luxury that they have. There’s not many guys period in the game ever that can do that, when you think about it. You literally can count probably how many guys.”

On whether the game had the feeling of a playoff game:
“No…They have a really good home record. They’ve only lost one game in regulation at home. The big part is because their penalty killing and their goaltending…Niemi doesn’t get [any] again being out west, and their penalty killing has gone to the top of the league, so it affects their home record. [Reporter: You said exactly the same thing about him last year at this time.] I mean, what’s he got, 20-something wins? He was the best player on the ice tonight, that’s for sure.”

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