December 14 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On not being able to hold the lead in the third period:
Penalty and a quick goal. That’s two nights in a row where we lost faceoffs killing a penalty and it ends up in the net. You know what? We battled back. Tough to get points, especially right now in this buildings.

On the positive signs from the last two games despite the losses:
Well, you know you’ve got to be careful, though, when you lose that you don’t say that ‘That’s OK.’ You’ve got to find ways. It’s tough to get points, and you’ve got to just kind of soldier on and always get ready for the next one. It’s what you’ve got to do.

On whether Jonathan Quick kept the Kings in the game:
No, he didn’t have much work. If you did it by scoring chances, it wasn’t that many. [Reporter: Timely saves, though, at times.] Well, I think that’s what usually goalies do is make timely saves.

On whether he sees signs of improvement in the big picture, or whether he’s “frustrated”:
We’ve played as well as we can. We’re a different team than we were last year. We need great goaltending and we need guys to score big goals. Usually that comes out of your top guys. I think the best thing, probably when you ask that, taking out of tonight, is that Gabby scores. We’re 30-something games into the year and he’s finding his way. Hopefully this is good for him tonight.

On Jeff Carter:
Jeff? Jeff plays the same way every night. He’s a guy that in the scoring part has run hot and cold his whole career. It’s not right now. That’s how he’s been. He’ll come out of it as long as he continues to do all the little things. Just stay on top of it and work the way he works.

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