Sutter postgame quotes (Jan. 23)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on the balanced effort from the team…)
SUTTER: “We got lots from…probably half of our shots came from our defense. The power play scored a big goal in the second, and a penalty-shot goal.’’

(on the killer instinct in the second period…)
SUTTER: “I thought, emotionally, our second period was a strong period. That’s all I was trying to get, was to emotionally draw something out of them tonight.’’

(on any concern about losing momentum over the long break…)
SUTTER: “Not really. We lost our last game and won tonight, so I don’t really think there’s much momentum going on in this league, other than from teams that win seven or eight in a row. That’s the way it is. With the schedule, especially out West, the schedule and the travel and the pounding (the players) take, we get five days. It’s really not that much for guys that are playing hurt tonight.’’

(on Kyle Clifford’s “Gordie Howe Hat Trick’’…)
SUTTER: “It’s good to see him get a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. The last time he had a fight in here, we didn’t play as well right after, and we talked about it. A kid like that goes to war for you, you better respond in an emotional way for him.’’

(on Trevor Lewis’ penalty shot goal…)
SUTTER: “On the bench, I said, `Who should take that?’ Because it has to be somebody from the ice. Both Mike Richards and Brownie turned around and said, `Lewie.’ So it was good to see. After the fact, it’s easy to say, `Oh, you picked the right guy,’ right? He’s had three shootout chances and he has made good moves on all of them, so it was good to see him score.’’

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