September 30 postgame quotes: Sutter, Doughty, Quick - LA Kings Insider

Darryl Sutter, on the 4-1 win in San Jose:
We were solid. We had a lot of guys who hadn’t played since the split-squad game, obviously with Drew and Jonathan, this was their first game.

Sutter, on whether he was encouraged by Jonathan Quick and Drew Doughty’s performance:
We got what we wanted. Both played, got through healthy.

Sutter, on the team’s forecheck:
I think both teams had times where they had strong forechecks. It’s preseason.

Sutter, on what he’d like to see over the final two preseason games:
Lots of things. It’s not based on winning or losing, it’s based on determining who’s going to play where and what situations.

Drew Doughty, on whether he felt good about his first game of the preseason:
Yeah, I felt good. I felt good physically and mentally, and it was a good game by the whole team.

Doughty, on scoring in his first period of the preseason:
Yeah, it was good. Obviously you kind of get into your first games, you’re kind of just trying to not hide out there, but you’re just trying to play your simple game, just trying to get the feel for things. The game pretty good out there, so I decided to take a few chances, rushed the puck a few times, and I got a good pass from Stick, and it went in.

Doughty, on the team’s performance:
We maybe were locked in our own zone a few times a little too long, but besides that I thought we pretty much dominated the game. Our forecheck is one of the things our team really focuses on. We’ve got big forwards who like to bang and turnover pucks that way and then create that end zone cycle and create chances that way.

Doughty, on whether any thoughts of the injury creet into his mind while playing:
No, not at all. Like I’ve said to you guys before, I’ve been fine for a while. It’s just been precautionary thing. So I don’t think about getting re-injured or anything like that. Maybe if it was a different injury or something like that it would be a little bit more in my head, but I felt perfect out there, so I’m happy with the game.

Doughty, on what he’s looking for from the last two preseason games:
We’ve just got to be a team in unison. We’ve got to play the game that we were playing through last year’s playoffs. When our team’s playing that way, we’re one of the best teams in the league. That’s all we’ve got to do. We’ve got to get used to our linemates, used to our D-partners, used to our systems and from there we should be good to go.

Jonathan Quick, on whether he got what he was looking for in his 40 minutes:
Yeah, it was good. You saw a few different situations. A couple penalty kills, five-on-five, making your reads. I thought that was the biggest thing, is I’ve been seeing tons of shots in camp, so that wasn’t a big concern. The biggest concern was just being able to make the reads in a game situation.

Quick, on the first period flurries and penalty killing:
That’s the kind of stuff you’re looking for to get out of the preseason games that it’s tough to get in practice. They’re moving it around really well on that first power play and created a couple chances. You’re just trying to get back into that game mode.

Quick, on whether the next step will be to talk to the coaches about playing 60 minutes:
Yeah, I think that’d be the next step. It was good to get 40 in. You want to get some work playing a full game.

Quick, on the team’s performance:
We played a good road game. Obviously you don’t want to let them score first, but that happened, and we battled back and got a few. We played a good road game.

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