March 15 postgame quotes: Sutter, Gaborik, Toffoli
Darryl Sutter, on the 2-1 loss:
You’re playing against a team that’s a top team in the conference, and we had trouble only scoring one goal and giving up two easy ones.
Sutter, on allowing two “easy” goals:
We got beat out of the corner and beat at the top of the circles.
Marian Gaborik, on the loss:
We talked about that we have to play our game. They played back to back. We struggled in some areas making little plays and struggled to create more quality chances.
Gaborik, on facing Phoenix on Monday:
Well, we have to refocus. We should have a good start and be good around the net. They’re a greedy team as well. It’s another big game that we have to get our two points. We started out with two losses at home, and just make sure that we have to come back winning.
Toffoli, on extra emotion in Saturday night’s game:
Yeah, it’s playoff hockey right now. We’re fighting for points. They’re fighting for points. It was a hard game. I think we didn’t play the best that we could, but I think we know now that the rest of the season here we’ve got to play hard and we’ve got to play the right way.
Toffoli, on the key to scoring his goal:
Just shooting the puck. Stolly got the puck on net, we were filtering in, it went on my stick, and I just put it in.
Toffoli, on facing Phoenix on Monday:
We’ve got to play our game. We’ve got to play the right way. We know that they’re a fast team. They’ve got a lot of skill, so we’ve got to play hard. Just play a strong 60 minutes.
Toffoli, on whether Los Angeles wanted to send Anaheim a message with a win:
I don’t think it’s just them. I think we want to want to win every game right now. It’s playoff hockey. We should be playing like it’s us fighting for points. We’ve got to be better, and I think we all know that we should be better.