December 3 morning skate quotes: Darryl Sutter
On aspects of Monday’s win over St. Louis that stuck out to him:
We got the lead. It’s easier with the lead. It’s probably the only difference from the game before.
On Tyler Toffoli’s performance Monday night:
Bounced back. He’s had a tough four or five games. I think he came up and had the energy early when we called him up, and then that really dropped off. So it was good to see him respond.
On the Kings-Ducks rivalry:
There [has] been zero rivalry. Our guys all skate together in the summer. The rivalry might be a fan rivalry, but there certainly hasn’t been one between the players. We haven’t played ‘em yet, and they’re off to the same start that they had last year.
On players around Anze Kopitar raising their game, given yesterday’s comments:
I liked Stolly and Brownie and Willie, and I liked Mike and Jordy and Tyler, and I liked Cliffy and Frattin and Fras. [Reporter: Team-wide effort?] Kopi’s line had a tough night.
On whether Martin Jones will draw the start tonight:
No goalie announcements.
On what he saw from Mike Richards’ line in the win over St. Louis:
Just trying to get Mike away – get him some energy with him. Obviously Toffoli and him – it’s not really moving around. They played together until three games ago, every game since Tyler’s been up. They get last change at home, and we literally did it every shift last night, so it was keeping Mike away from having to play against such big, strong guys, because it’s a lot of games in a short period of time.
On Robyn Regehr’s status:
Robyn’s ready to go.