Sutter postgame quotes (Feb. 18)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on losing a second consecutive 1-0 game…)
SUTTER: “I don’t think I’ve ever done that. Maybe in a playoff series or something, but not in the regular season. … It’s frustrating. You’ll got to be really careful that some of these guys don’t get out of sync with what their strengths are. It’s frustrating. Tonight, you get an off-the-net bad break. You’ve got to really break it down. You’ve got to emphasize that areas like the power play have to keep it simple and get shots and traffic. Same with some of our workers. They can’t get away and try and get away from their game, because that’s when you get in trouble.’’

(on getting top players such as Kopitar going…)
SUTTER: “When you break it down, it’s not a team thing. We’ve stuck with Kopi, Brownie and Willy. The Richards line has been our best since we called those kids up, clearly. We’ve stuck with the Kopi, Brownie and Willy line. It’s just not, right now, getting a lot. That’s what they do, is create and score. I’m not sure, as a line, that they’re getting a lot of opportunities.’’

(on whether he will look at make line-combination changes…)
SUTTER: “We have to try to give them different looks, and help them as individuals. So we’ve got to look at it. We’ve been in a position where it’s been hard to break them up, because how do you? Stolly has been out, and Dustin (Penner) has been so up and down in it. We moved Brown to left wing, 10 days ago, to see if that would get him going, but the last goal he scored was actually against Calgary. We’ve got our work cut out.’’

(on talking to management about trade possibilities…)
SUTTER: “First off, I wouldn’t do that, and secondly, that wouldn’t be something to talk about in the media.’’

(on the Kings’ “inconsistent’’ offense…)
SUTTER: “I think that we really have to bear down on the opportunities that we get. You don’t get a lot of opportunities. That’s not anything that’s inconsistent. I think that’s consistent. We don’t get a lot of chances, so you’ve got to bear downs on the ones you get.’’

(on getting a lot of shots blocked…)
SUTTER: “We outshot them 2-to-1. That’s what you’ve got to try to do, right?’’

(on being worried about Quick’s mental state…)
SUTTER: “I’m not. We’re trying to be a playoff team, and your concern is not the mental part for him at all. He’s probably the strongest guy we have. My concern would be, we’re in a position where he’s our best player. He’s probably, arguably, one of the top three or four in the league. I might think he’s the best. My concern would be just the physical part with him. It’s tough to gauge that, and it’s tough to get away from not playing him.’’

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