May 3 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On whether the win was an example of the team’s resiliency:
It’s a playoff game. You’re into the second round. I don’t think you’re going to get teams that lay down.

On whether he found a spark by putting Carter with Kopitar and Gaborik:
Not really, it’s 2-1. I mean, it’s a pretty good hockey game with 10 minutes left in the third period, and they play together on the power play. Not really. Mike and Brownie and Willie have played lots together, and Stolly and Tanner and Tyler have. It wasn’t so much moving Jeff there. Hey, we were trying to tie the game up.

On whether there’s any update on Robyn Regehr:
No, other than he left the bench in the second period and did not return.

On tying up “loose ends” brought about by a “second period lull”:

I don’t think there was a lull in the second period. I think they came at us. I mean, we were down a defenseman, and they came at us pretty hard. So I don’t think it was a lull. I think both teams are going to try and play forecheck games, which is what they both did tonight.

On whether Game 1 was what he had hoped to see from Marian Gaborik:
He played really good in the first round too, Cam. He scored three goals. They were big goals. He had a lot of good opportunities in the first round, and quite honest, he was a big reason that we won the first round, and also if he’d have finished some more opportunities, it probably would’ve only been six. If you look at both of those goals, those are classic goals. You’ve got to go to the net to score in the playoffs. You’re going to score a lot of goals around the net, not from the outside. It doesn’t matter if we pull the goalie. You still have got to go to the net, In overtime, obviously Kopi makes a great play to somebody going to the net. Not many guys can score those goals, but you’ve got to go there to score, for sure.

On the atmosphere Game 1 atmosphere:
It was awesome. You know what? It was what you expect. I think that’s what everybody wants. The building was great, and it was a physical game. I think the crowd really responded to that. It’ll be a good series, I hope.

On Jonathan Quick indicating that he wasn’t at his best:
Well, I’m glad he’s critiquing himself that way, because I thought he was pretty good. I thought he made a lot of big saves. He did a great job killing penalties, and he did a great job not giving up rebounds, which against this club, because there are four lines that can score. You’ve got your hands full. We need great goaltending.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.