November 19 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On keeping the score low and beating a good team:
They don’t give up much, and if you look, this was their 17th game, and they’ve played 10 games that were either 2-1 or 3-2, so it’s probably what the game’s going to be, and it was that.

On whether the team has to be more “patient” in a game against New Jersey:
I don’t think we’re really in a position to be more patient. I think there has to be a certain amount of preparation that gives you a lot of composure all the time.

On whether he’s waiting for the team to go on a streak:
We are. We’ve played as good as we can. [Reporter: One-game streaks or two-game streaks?] It’s pretty normal now with the league. It’s not much different than anybody else.

On Jeff Carter:
Jeff’s game in the last probably in a row has carried the team on his back, literally. Every time he was on the ice tonight he either had the puck or was making sure we were going to get the puck back. He’s shown a lot of leadership and has been a really, really good player for us.

On whether he was a fan of Rogie Vachon as a child:
I played against Rogie. [Reporter: Did you remember him when you were a kid-] Yeah, I played against him. [Reporter: -as a sort of heroic figure?] I cheered for Toronto, and the Chicago, and then I played against him in other places. I think also, it’s been awesome for Rogie, well-deserved, a long time coming, it should’ve been a lot earlier, but I think they should also remember as part of the Hall of Fame induction this year Pat Quinn was the Los Angeles Kings’ coach, too, and nobody’s talked about that one yet.

On previously having said he’d like more production from the wings:
We need to get some offense out of everybody. We’re still short some guys here. They’re getting closer to returning, and I think we have to see that as a competition.

On whether Anze Kopitar could play tomorrow:
I didn’t talk to him today because I knew he wasn’t going to play. He skated early at the practice rink, so I didn’t see him after the game, so I’ll talk to him tonight or in the morning.

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