January 24 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On the win:
We’ve been playing good on the road. Did last night, too. Overcome a little adversity being down a goal. Probably the difference tonight was special teams, clearly. You asked this morning about their power play. They have a dominant power play, and we were able to kill three or four, and Drew scores a big power play goal for us.

On Jhonas Enroth:
Need him to win a game. Back-up goalies, it’s their job. They’ve got to play in tough situations, and they’ve got to win. He needed to win. He hadn’t won in a couple months or whatever it was. Need him to win. He didn’t get a lot of work, but he had to make some big saves.

On strong records when allowing the first goal or entering the third period trailing:
Does not matter … again, you score in the first minute, you score in the last minute, the other team, they score in the first minutes, the last minute, it does not matter. That’s a stat that’s just sort of a sexy thing. It’s all it is. It has no bearing on anything. If there were no intermissions, nobody would talk about it. If it was just a 60-minute clock, you wouldn’t even talk about it.

On Vincent Lecavalier:
He gives us some depth at the position. We’ve got to watch his ice time. Obviously he’s 35 years old, so you’ve got to watch how much you use him, and I think tonight, would it be the fewest minutes he’s played since he’s been here? So you’ve got to watch his minutes, and with Jeff and Kopi playing big minutes and with a kid as the third or fourth guy, then when you can saw off that kid and hope he’ll give you some quality minutes. Obviously we trust him. We had him on the ice when we were trying to score in the last minute because Kopi and Jeff were out there together, and then he goes, so they scored a big goal, Brownie and Gabby and him.

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#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


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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.

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#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.

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#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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