April 18 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On the win over Columbus:
“We played desperate against a desperate hockey club. There was lot’s going on out there. It’s a typical Columbus-L.A. game right? Heavy lifting.”

On Matt Greene’s performance:

“I asked him after how he felt and he said he felt good. So that’s basically what I was looking for, was how he felt.”

On what Matt Greene adds to the Kings:

On Matt Greene skating with different players:
“Greener? No. He was with Muzz. Other than line changes, he was with Muzz the whole game.”

On a physical game:
“I think there was lots after whistles tonight. Both teams have guys that get involved and want to play a physical game that’s right on the edge. And a desperate team, we try to stay away from 4 on 4 hockey as much as we can, try and play 5 on 5 but the referees were calling that, so normally they’ll set the tone right away and get one guy but they didn’t want to do that tonight.”

On whether he expects to see similar games down the stretch:
“Well, we play Dallas, Minny, Detroit, San Jose. So figure out which ones are chippy and which ones aren’t.”

On whether match penalties were handed out at the end of the game:
“I don’t know. Dubinsky popped Drew. You guys get the sheets at the same time I do.”
[Ed: Brandon Dubinsky received a match penalty]

On whether special teams are coming together:
“Well, the power play’s in the top-10 or whatever all year. That’s one of the things about getting Greene back – hopefully as we go forward it will help our penalty kill.”

On Drew “activating” on the power play goal:
“Well, it’s four-on-three, so it’s a little different look. So you’re trying to pass and go, and it’s just where he ended up. It’s a little bit of confidence with him. That’s where you want him to end up, too, on a four-on-three. It’s a little different on a five-on-four.”

On whether Jarret Stoll has “a history” with Columbus:
“Jarret likes [those] games. Hard games. You know what? That’s his game in there, in those tight areas.”

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