June 4, 2013 11:06 pm

June 4 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Justin Williams’ performance:
“He was really good. He’s a veteran guy. Back-to-back, good last game, too. Probably didn’t get noticed as much because everybody was talking about Mike. But he was really good. The line was really good again.”

On Chicago’s second period goal:
“The faceoff goal we won the faceoff on, we have to defend it better.”

On the Kings not sitting back in the third period:
“They’re going to come on. Chicago is the best team in the league. We’re just trying to make sure they don’t win easy.”

On the reasoning for Jarret Stoll skating with Dustin Brown and Justin Williams:
“Just to get a better matchup at home. Willie has been really good offensively. Just thought it was better to put Kopi there.”

On the team’s puck possession:
“Yeah, I thought we did a good job. That’s obviously a factor. I mean, it’s tough to limit their opportunities because of the high-end guys that they have. They’re a big, strong line. They have two
guys coming at you in the next line that are so skilled. I said it before Game 1, I said it after Game 1 and before Game 2, you have to manage the puck really well. You have to about play a perfect
game to beat them.”

On whether there was a message that allowed the energy “to kick in instantly”:
“No, it didn’t kick in instantly. We’re playing three in four. I don’t think either team is really playing on a full tank.”

On the team working to create its breaks and scoring the decisive goal on a broken stick:
“I think we had several opportunities before that that didn’t go in. You just got to continue. That is our mindset. That’s why we’re able to stay in games. It’s not like we’re going to drift away from it. We’re going to try to stay with it. Quite honestly, they had the same in the very first shift of the game. They could have scored. Could have been 1-0. Not much separation there.”

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