November 25 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On whether the comeback was representative of the team’s patience in key situations:
[There] was a little bit of honesty in it, in terms of we’ve outshot teams 50-to-20 and haven’t gotten two points. Maybe tonight it all came around for us.

On whether he was surprised to be shorthanded for so much of the game:
Yeah, I was surprised at some of the calls, quite honest.

On the penalty killing:
At the end of the day, when you can put two Sedins and Kesler and Garrison or Edler or Bieksa out there, and they have that many minutes on there, eventually they’re going to get one good chance, and basically that’s a shot-screen-rebound. It’s how you score.

On “how good” Ben Scrivens was in the win:
He’s got to be good every night. As I said this morning, if you look at it now, other than Luongo and four or five guys that have played 20 games this year, if you want to be a playoff team, you need two goalies. It’s really clear. We’re going through a stretch where our big guy’s out, and we’ve got to try and keep our head above it while we do, and that’s what Ben’s done.

On Scrivens’ clutch saves:
You know what? I’m not jumping on Ben Scrivens’ wagon here, right? There are nights where we’ve only gotten a point and we’ve given up eight or nine shots, so he should be fresh.

On Jeff Carter recording a point in his return to the lineup:
I think Mike Richards took charge of the game.

On how he manages a game with frequent stops and heavy penalty killing time:
Try and keep everybody fresh when you’re playing lots of game. I’m not saying very much. We know how to handle it. I’m not a yeller or a screamer. You try and manage guys’ shifts. It’s all you’re trying to.

On the Clifford-Vey-Toffoli line during five-on-five play:
They played reasonable minutes, they scored a good goal. It’s good to see Cliffy score. I talked to those guys about it – it’s just like what you asked before, about what you’re saying. I asked those young guys to step up and give us some energy, and they did.

On whether this was a game to build on:
We try and win every game. We have a pretty good attitude about that.

Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.