Sutter postgame quotes (Feb. 27)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
SUTTER: “I thought we played really well. I don’t think it had anything to do with bounces. It’s a tough building to come into, a tough team. We pretty well matched them. We just didn’t bear down and finish opportunities. We had some great opportunities and didn’t finish the job. You can’t call them bad bounces. You can’t let the officials… We had guys on the ice who thought the second one was icing. You can’t do that. That’s simple. You’ve got to play as if it’s not. Whistle to whistle.’’

(on trying to get traffic in front of Rinne…)
SUTTER: “It’s no different than Nashville, going to the net. That’s what they do. That’s where the league is. You’ve got a goaltender like that, and you’ve got Suter and Weber on the back end, you’ve got to be prepared to play hard against them, to get in there. We did that. It’s a tough one.’’

(on the game…)
SUTTER: “We talked, coming into this game, about coming off the game against Colorado, and it took us three days to get them back in the right mindset again. So we’ve got to take this and carry it again. We can’t say, `Well, we worked hard and got nothing for it.’ They’re like playoff games, 2-1, 3-2.’’

(on the strong start…)
SUTTER: “You’ve got to try to play in the other team’s zone as much as you can. You play in your own zone too much, and it takes its toll. We did a good job of it again. We’ve just got to stay with it.’’

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