January 7 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter
On the 2-1 shootout loss:
Unfinished opportunities, and when you get to the shootout you like to score the first goal always.
On the credit that should go to Darcy Kuemper:
I think both goalies were pretty good, and Quicker didn’t have a lot of workj, but he had to make some good saves for us, and their guy had a lot of work and made a lot of saves.
On whether it’s frustrating that the Kings scored on their 32nd shot:
I don’t really look at it like that. It’s more that you can’t always expect the big guys to score all the time. We need to get a bit more out of the secondary scoring, and quite honest, opportunities from our defense in terms of shooting pucks.
On Jarret Stoll saying the team didn’t get to the net enough:
I think anytime you don’t score goals, that’s natural. That’s the first thing coaches say – you’ve got to get to the net. Jarret’s went to the net, and he’s been doing it pretty good. He’s being rewarded for it.
On Jonathan Quick’s first two games back:
You know what? The big thing the other night is endurance and getting the fitness part of it. With the days between Sunday and Monday, that was my biggest thing, was how he’d be Sunday. You knew he was going to play well. You want him to be really sharp the days after.
On Slava Voynov receiving over 26 minutes of ice time:
We want more from our defense. We can only dress six, so if you go 65 divided by six, and he’s a right D, so usually it’s Doughty, Voynov, and tonight it was Martinez on the right side, so that’s how it’s shared. There wasn’t a lot of five-on-four, so it’s pretty much even strength minutes.
On whether the team is losing confidence with the lack of scoring:
You’ve got to score. We did the other night. I’m not a genius or anything like that, but it is other than Chicago and Anaheim and probably St. Louis, everybody else probably scores the same amount of goals.
On the “best thing” he saw from his team:
He, we do the same thing every night. We stick with it. We had opportunities. There’s a big difference between a one-nothing lead and a two-nothing lead.
On any thoughts of how he plans to use Tanner Pearson:
On what he sees in the Boston Bruins, Thursday’s opponent:
Yeah, big, strong team, very similar to us. Disciplined, well-coached, star players, good goaltending.