January 28 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter
On why the Kings are struggling to score:
We hit some posts tonight. Enough to win last night. Next question.
On whether the lack of “greasy goals” is baffling:
No. If they don’t go in, then they don’t count. Next question.
On the team’s lack of energy at the start:
Oh, not at all. I thought we had really good energy, and we’ve been on the road for quite a while, haven’t played at home for a long time. Hey, the second goal is a tough one. Tough to chase a two-goal lead on the road against good teams.
On the penalties against Jordan Nolan:
I thought it was a bad call. We shouldn’t have gotten the extra penalty. [Reporter: That was huge. I mean, it leads to a goal, right?] How does it become that out of a four-and-two? [Reporter: Did you get an explanation?] Don’t need one. They don’t give many. They don’t give many explanations.
On the team’s level of fatigue:
It’s hard for you to understand it if you’ve never played the game, but you need a lot of energy to be able to play it, and clearly that’s caught up to us in a lot of instances, just like it does every team. You try and split or give minutes and shifts to everybody. It’s not hard to break down the game. It’s by shifts, but you have to have energy to be able to sustain that, and if you get the lead, then maybe you can do it a little easier, but it takes a lot more to play with the puck than without the puck. [Reporter: Do you expect that energy to turn on when you guys get home?] Why would that make any difference? Like, serious, like, what are they, machines? I mean, why? We play two games in 36 hours, so why would it? Why would you all of a sudden get energy because you’re at home? There is a schedule that you have to deal with. [Reporter: Are you excited to be going back home, though?] I’m always excited to go back home. How about you?