March 22 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter
On whether it’s appropriate for Jonathan Quick to reflect back at this point of his career:
For sure it is. I think he got there in a hurry, and he probably doesn’t get because the offensive guys get the credit around here. But he probably doesn’t get the attention that he should.
On whether Tanner Pearson has made progress during his most recent call-up:
All those guys came back at the Olympic break, right? So they were game-ready, playing.
On the new line combinations:
It was what I said yesterday. I was trying to get Mike on top of his game. Trying to get Kinger on top of his game. Had a little luck. The leverage and the luxury with Jeff to move him around – they’re pretty flexible, all those guys, to be able to move guys around by position. It’s a lot easier at home. Play young guys together and keep ‘em away from top guys, things like that. Quite honest, how that translates out onto the road? We’ll see. I really don’t even want to go very far with it, because it looked good early. You know what? Cliffy and Lewie were really good, and Mike was sharp, and they kind of gave us the jump every time that we needed it from ‘em.
On rising on the all-time wins list and passing Toe Blake:
We could be busing. Remember those days? We get to take the train this trip. We’re going Philly-Washington. That’ll be fun.
On whether it was good to see Rogie Vachon:
Yeah, I thought it was the Godfather up on the screen there when they showed him…HE looks good. You don’t see him very much because he’s really not around, though. Being at the practice rink, you don’t see him very often. I see his son, Nick, more than I see him.