October 29 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter
On whether the team spent too much time killing penalties:
Not really. We didn’t kill the one we had to. We didn’t get the puck out. We had an opportunity to make a play on the boards, and didn’t. It’s tough with a few seconds left in the period like that. [Reporter: Is that the type of penalty kill that “when” matters the most?] It was a marginal call. Did you think it was a penalty? It wasn’t that. It was on the kill, if you look at it. That guy has an easy play to make on the boards, and he didn’t make it.
On Ben Scrivens’ performance:
I thought he was really solid. They’re a team that hasn’t lost at home, so you knew you were going to have to get some saves in the first period, and both goalies did, and as the game went on, their goalie was on.
On whether Mike Smith was “on,” or whether the Kings didn’t create enough chances:
What, at the end of the night, was [the shot total]? Forty-something to something? So I’m going to assume that we had 15 really good opportunities. How many of them were from our top players? Probably three or four, and our top players got scored on and didn’t kill the penalty, and took the penalty with a couple minutes left in the second period. So usually that leads to a loss.
On Robyn Regehr’s performance:
I thought he was fine. I think our older defensemen – Willie and Robyn and Greener – were all the same.