Sutter postgame quotes (Jan. 14)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
SUTTER: “I thought we had a sluggish start and I thought we played really well in the second period. I thought our power play scored us a big goal, and we’re learning how to play with leads. It’s not something we’re used to. It’s a struggle.’’

(on playing with a lead…)
SUTTER: “It’s not so much playing with a lead. We’ve just had trouble scoring goals. You score two, three. You talk about that two- or three-goal lead being hard to play with. In this league, you sit back too much and you end up playing in your own zone too much. It’s something we just have to work at. Our goalie was really good in the first period, those first four or five minutes. The Flames have been hot at home, so you knew they were going to come out (strong).’’

(on the Kings gaining some momentum of late…)
SUTTER: “It’s a tough league. I don’t think momentum is something I see. What you try to build is confidence.’’

(on beating his brother Brent…)
SUTTER: “Non-factor. It’s interesting that you guys keep talking about it. Our concept, and our mindset, is always about the team first. That stuff really doesn’t mean much to me.’’

(on what he will do with the game puck…)
SUTTER: “I’m going to give it to Chris. I can’t find him.’’

(on whether the game was emotional for him…)
SUTTER: “No. We play tomorrow. That was the first thing I said after the game. We play at 6 o’clock tomorrow in Edmonton. That’s our biggest challenge.’’

(on players saying he was more intense than usual…)
SUTTER: “That’s good. Winning games in the NHL, there has to be some emotion.’’

(on the game…)
SUTTER: “I think we rebounded back after a tough first period. Our power play scored a big goal in the second. It’s really been something that we’ve tried to concentrate on, and we’re getting better at it. That was pretty much the game, at the end of it.’’

(on the atmosphere in the building…)
SUTTER: “It’s no different than what I said this morning. It’s a great building to be in. That’s what it’s about. What more do you want? A kid from Alberta on Hockey Night in Canada in an Alberta building. Pretty awesome, right?’’

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