February 2, 2014 1:11 pm

February 2 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether the team has been looking ahead to the break:
I don’t think so. I don’t think that looking ahead has anything to do with that. I think our guys do a pretty good job on a day-to-day basis of preparing for their next opponent, not looking too far ahead. [Reporter: Is it too hard not to, though, when you have something that big coming up?] What’s so big coming up? [Reporter: Well, you have six guys going to the Olympics.] Every team has four-to-10, and every team has guys that they think could be playing better, or more, or different. Not really, no.

On what adjustments could be made:
I’m concerned because we haven’t scored lately, but I’m not concerned about how we’ve played, so I’m not making that big a deal of it.

On the Kopitar line’s performance in Saturday’s game:
They had the puck a lot. They played in the O-zone a lot. They made the good plays coming out of their zone. They were connected to the defensemen really well. I think for the most part we did that as a team. [Reporter: Toffoli had a career high in shots, the second highest minutes he’s ever had in a game. What was he adding to Kopitar’s line?] Hopefully he adds some finish.

On recording 35 shots and whether he’d be concerned if the opportunities were lacking:
Yes, and you wouldn’t even be here today, quite honest – I guarantee you wouldn’t be here – if the shots were the other way and we’d have won two-nothing. So it’s not always about that.

Whether he’ll be rooting for the Denver Broncos:

Just Manning, I think. I’m not sure I’ve had any of my teams in the last three games I’ve watched. It’ll be fun though. I think I want Manning to win.

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