March 24 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On whether the Kings have received a boost by two wins to start the road trip:
We’re just trying to win games. We don’t get too high and too low based on anything other than our performance, and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

On what the Kings did to forecheck well and limit the Rangers’ speed:
I don’t know, you’d have to ask them. I mean we just played our game and carried over from where we were last night.

On how good the Kings’ cycle was:
It was really, really good in the first period. I think at points during the game it controlled the game, just the zone time. We’re good at that. That’s what our team does. We spend time with the puck, and we spend time in the offensive zone. You don’t always get rewarded for it, and tonight we did.

On responding well after New York’s early goal:
We were playing well. I mean, one goes does not change how you should play. I think good hockey clubs, it doesn’t bother you.

On whether Anze Kopitar has been dominant in recent games:
Kopi’s our best player, you know, and after the All-Star Game, I think that our team has played really well since then, and so has Kopi. How many good teams don’t have a top centerman who’s not a dominant player? [Reporter: Not many. Got to have ‘em.] I’m telling you, you have to have it. Hey, they’ve got a boy over there who’s having a pretty good year, too. His numbers are just about the very same as Kopi’s. Those guys don’t get enough credit, those guys who played in the Stanley Cup Final last year, and when they don’t play, they have two or three bad games, and there are guys who can’t wait to jump on ‘em, but they forget how important they are.