Sutter postgame quotes (March 8)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
SUTTER: “A disappointing start. You break down Columbus’ last three games, they had 2-0 leads on all three teams, even though it was Phoenix twice, and Colorado. That was our focus, was not to get behind and try to match their energy early. We weren’t all able to do that.’’

(on giving up the third goal, after a solid start to the second period…)
SUTTER: “I think it [the effort] was really sporadic, to be quite honest. You’re just trying to find guys that are going. We just needed a better…you could call it effort, but a more focused sort of game. We didn’t get it.’’

(on not being surprised by Columbus’ recent strong play…)
SUTTER: “That’s exactly right. They had beaten Phoenix twice and beaten Colorado. They deserved to win those games, too. They deserved to win tonight, too.’’

(on needing more from Richards and Carter…)

SUTTER: “I’m not going to single any of that out. I think the only thing that kept us alive tonight was Jonathan Bernier and our penalty killing. Other than that, it was pretty much right across.’’

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