February 26 postgame quotes: Sutter and Amadio - LA Kings Insider

Brett Sutter, on the difference mentally and on the ice in this game versus the loss in Bakersfield:
I think we just stuck with it more. I thought last game we let off the gas pedal a bit in the third and that’s came back and bit us a few times but tonight I thought guys, we stayed on pucks, stayed forechecking and got rewarded with a win.

Sutter, on the chemistry of his line with Amadio and Brodzinski which has been kept together:
It’s great. They’re great players. Privileged to get to play with them. You just want to go out and work hard, try to create a little space for those guys and let their skills take over. They’ve both been playing great. I’ve kind of been the beneficiary of a few good plays by then and it’s nice that they’ve kept the band together.

Sutter, on what he attributes to the good starts to the first and second periods:
I think probably a little bit of carryover from last game. We were still a little bit frustrated and we knew we wanted to come out and make a statement tonight and a goal on the first shift obviously sets ya up for the rest of the night. I don’t think, even though they had a few goals in there, I don’t think we really changed our mindset the whole night. Kept on the gas pedal and got the win.

Mike Amadio, on the difference mentally and on the ice in this game versus the loss in Bakersfield:
I don’t think we came out very well in Bakersfield there so we had a mentality that we wanted to come out strong and play well and I think we did a good job of that.

Amadio, on what he attributes to the good starts to the first and second periods:
Just getting pucks deep, getting on their D, getting pucks to the net. Obviously with that shot from Dermy, I think we were just doing all the little things right tonight and it worked out for us.

Amadio, on the Sutter-Amadio-Brodzinski line staying together and what’s working well:
We just work well off each other. Me and Sutts can take draws if one of us is struggling and Brodz is really good out there with us too so I think it’s just the chemistry between all three of us. We just click really well.

Amadio, on how the Reign stayed with it during a high-scoring second period:
We just stuck to it obviously. Just getting pucks deep. Doing the little things, getting behind their D, getting shots to the net, getting traffic in front.

Amadio, on where the team stands right now mentally:
I just think we need to be more consistent, obviously. We can’t go in and not know how we’re going to play. We need to come out strong every night and make sure our work ethic is there.

Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.