October 18 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On a strong first shift of the game:
I thought we had a pretty good first period. [Reporter: Three pipes, I think.] Three posts, yeah.

On where the game got away:
Well, you’d like your power play to click, but that only would count for one, wouldn’t it? There were saves to be made there that weren’t, and I’m not sure which team had more scoring chances tonight.

On whether he was happy with the team’s efforts to generate shots and scoring chances:
Yes. [Reporter: What was it about the team’s play with the puck that you liked?] I thought we had the puck a lot. They didn’t have the puck very much. When they did, it just went in the net. Hey, when it’s all said and done, you’re a little bit too philosophical about all that [road apples], really. They scored a goal with 10 seconds left in the first period and we made a line change, and the guys going on the ice certainly knew how much time was on the clock, and one guy went behind the net and skated up the ice, passed it to them, they went down and scored with 10 seconds left. That’s an error from a veteran defenseman. That makes it 1-1, if he doesn’t make that play, after the first period, and we’ve hit three posts and you’ve outplayed the other team. That’s a bad play. It makes it 2-1. And then there are two faceoff goals. One’s a high-tip goal that the goalie probably – that’s a tough goal. But two of them are faceoff goals. You understand when you’re out there against good faceoff teams you’ve got to at least tie. You can’t lose clean.

On the goaltending in the wake of Jonathan Quick’s injury:
There’s nothing you can do about it. There’s not one thing. I said it when Jonathan got hurt. There’s not one thing that I can do about it or anybody can do about it, right? You expect the guys that are in there to play as well as they can, and if they play as well as they can, that’s good. I mean, heck, that’s what you do, right?

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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.