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November 19, 2013 11:34 pm

November 19 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Ben Scrivens:
He didn’t have much work tonight. Only needed four or five saves. He made a big save in the third. [Reporter: Why is that? Talk about that. I mean, that’s a team effort, isn’t it?] You know what? That’s why we’re a good team. We don’t give up a lot. That’s not easy to do. It’s a tough turnaround tonight, coming all the way from east back west, and we’re catching a fresh team, really.

On five different players scoring goals:
Well, we scored a shorthanded goal, two power play goals, two even strength goals. You’re kind of getting it from all over. Quite honest, we needed that…They’re a team that’s not used to losing to the Western Conference, so we knew that it was going to go right down to the end of it.

On whether some of the younger players are acclimating themselves to the NHL’s pace:
[They’ve got] some work to do. Hopefully they’re going to start getting a little bit more competition if we can get healthy for those positions, and then we’ll see.

On whether Anze Kopitar’s game has changed to allow him to record more points:
No, I don’t think so. You know, I said it after the game with the Rangers. He was a dominant player in that game. That’s not based on points. He’s a special player, and you see it again tonight.

On what he sees in Dwight King:
His playoff numbers – again, if you’re just going on points – his playoff numbers over the past two years show what kind of player he is. So he had to recreate that coming into the regular season. He had a tough regular season last year. What am I seeing in Dwight King? I’m seeing someone who’s having a better regular season than he did last year. [Reporter: He’s always around the net.] He’s a big guy. He should be around the net.

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