October 4 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter
On what he takes from the first two games of the season:
On whether “two games was too much in two nights”:
No. [Reporter: What happened?] It was a pretty close game, wasn’t it? [Reporter: They came on strong, and they evened the shots.] Got to ask them why they came on strong. I thought we were pretty good.
On the decision to pull Jonathan Quick:
The three reasons you pull a goalie from a coaching standpoint are number one, momentum. Number two, the goalie’s performance, or number three, team performance. So I think at that stage, I would say ‘momentum.’
On Ben Scrivens’ performance:
When you change goalies when you’re down in a game, the goalie that goes in’s job is to hold the fort. So he did that. They didn’t score on us.
On Mike Richards’ performance:
I thought he was really good early. I think he’d like to have a turnover back on…Olli’s goal. I’m sure he’d like to have that back.
On whether the “lapse” in the middle part of the game was a “byproduct of playing last night”:
Could be, yep.
On whether he says anything in the intermission following a period in which the opposing goalie stops 17 out of 18 shots in the first period, or whether he defers to the players:
I thought it was the same thing last night. So it’s not just about shots, is it? There was a point last night where they were outshooting us that by same score, but I wouldn’t say we that were being outplayed, and tonight we were outshooting them by that same margin, but we were putting pucks on the net. There’s not much difference. The teams are pretty close. I mean, the score was 4-3, empty net goal.