January 4 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On the loss to Colorado:
I think we got out of the first period all right. I think we had some penalty trouble and we had to use a really short bench. We had some guys with that ‘Slow Moving’ sign on.

On whether it was good to see Jarome Iginla score his 600th goal, despite the loss:
Yep, I said it this morning. I was talking to somebody. He’s a guy that, what’d he go, three or four without a goal? Usually he’ll get three or four in a game. There’s not many guys – think about it, 600 goals. Just put it in perspective. That’s – how long he has played? So he’s averaged 30 goals a year. Over 30. When you think about it, there’s guys playing in the league now that won’t score five, or we have guys that don’t have a goal yet. It’s pretty spectacular when you think about it. [Reporter: Is he the best forward you’ve ever coached? You’ve coached some good ones.] Obviously he’s one of, for sure, one of them. I’m just trying to think, even today, some of those guys who’ve scored a lot of goals, the guy who was comparable to Jarome was Michel Goulet. Even though he was a lefty and Iggy’s a righty, but they were similar type guys in terms of goals. [Reporter: It’s tough for a guy when this goes on for a while and people are flowing him around. He said he wanted to get it over with, I think.] He’s still a guy, if you look at him, he’s out on the ice early this morning, how hard he trains. He’s probably go another hundred in him, if he wants. It’s really not that far out.

On the team having played strong hockey as of late:
We have been. I just think when you’ve played a lot of road games in the last little bit here, and basically the two home games were just sort of almost like satellite games, and I just don’t think we had any gas tonight. You had to really execute and you need everybody. Guys talked about it before the game. You need four lines, six D, and we probably had three or four defensemen play well and a couple – six forwards, a couple lines.

On Jhonas Enroth:
I thought our goalie played really good tonight. He made some big saves. Hey, we had a chance – Shore had a chance, what was it, two-one, and they had a chance to tie it up two-two? I mean, it’s a fine line. They scored, what, three, four on the power plays on a turnover? Probably a bad penalty and a turnover.

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