November 28 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On whether it was “gratifying” to come back against the defending champions:
Obviously it’s gratifying, but I think that we played a pretty solid game, and we felt going into the third we were still in it. [Reporter: What was the difference in the third period?] Not too much. Carter scored early. I think we had a great second period, too.

On Marian Gaborik scoring twice:
Goal scorers build confidence by scoring goals. Hopefully that’s a jump start.

On whether he thought the Kings always had a chance:
Teams are too close. Most games are one-goal games. Not much difference in any of the teams.

On Patrick Kane’s point streak:
You know what? I wouldn’t bet if 82 is the record for him. I wouldn’t say it’s the start to the season. Probably if he wouldn’t have gotten hurt in the previous season and he won the scoring championship, then look what he does in the playoffs. He’s a great player. Just happened to be in Los Angeles.

On the players’ reaction to the win:
I’m sure they’re tired. It’s not easy to play 65 minutes. I heard there was a little bit of trickle-down saying that these overtimes, these three-on-threes were getting boring. I guess that we didn’t watch our road trip, either, the Philadelphia game or the Tampa game, to see how many scoring chances there were. There could’ve been 15 goals scored in those 15 minutes that we’ve seen. Not quite 15 minutes, because what was it tonight? [Reporters: 2:04]. So we played five in Philly, which probably could’ve been seven goals, and five in Tampa, and it could’ve been four goals, and tonight there could’ve been how many? So you guys have got to think about something else to talk about than three-on-three.

On not giving up a third goal:
Well, Quickie made two or three breakaway saves, including the last few seconds that they could’ve won it. I’m not sure what Brownie was doing inside the far blue line there.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.