June 4, 2014 9:16 pm

June 4 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether the team’s first period play was “sluggish”:
I think they had a lot of energy and were fresh. If you look at their playoffs in the first periods, they’ve had really good first periods every game. You look at it – not I think, I know – that we were not on full tanks.

On the team’s response to early setbacks:
Yeah, nobody is ever out of it. Keep plugging away and make a big play to tie it, make a big play to win it.

On whether Justin Williams does anything that surprises him:
He’s a really good player for our hockey team. He’s our best right winger every night consistently.

On what made the Kings so effective in the third period:
I’m not so sure we did. I think Jonathan Quick was our best player tonight. [Reporter: They only had three shots on goal.] Is that a question? I know they only had three shots on goal. I agree with you.

On the tradeoff of Drew Doughty’s turnover and his game-tying goal:
You don’t want to trade chances with the New York Rangers. I said it yesterday and I’ve said it every day. If you have to score more than three goals, you’re going to have trouble. If you trade chances, in the end you’re going to have trouble.

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