Sutter postgame quotes (April 2)

Darryl Sutter’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
SUTTER: “It was a tough game for our team, to come back from a long trip. Tough game. Give them credit for hanging in there, especially the first period. They hit two posts and had a lot of chances. They could have backed off a little but they didn’t.’’

(on getting goals from two rookies…)
SUTTER: “Richie [Mike Richards] made a heck of a play on the second one and Kopi made a heck of a play on the first one, and they both finished.’’

(on the four-minute penalty kill…)
SUTTER: “It was huge. It was like in Minny too, with the four-minute. What are you going to do? If they’re leaking oil, they give them four minutes.’’

(on whether it’s frustrating to face a goalie who is playing well…)
SUTTER: “You’ve got a game plan, right? You know what the goalie’s tendencies are, and you know how we have to play. It’s better to have the goalie be the hardest-working guy on the other team, right, then not getting any. If you look at our last couple months, our shots on net are significant, in terms of over our opponents. That’s what you’ve got to keep doing. It’s not a frustrating thing at all. I think it’s just, continue to do it.’’

(on whether there is a better goalie than Quick…)
SUTTER: “You have to have 40 wins. The guys who have 40 wins are the best goalies. The next part is, you do it from the second week in April. Just like the horse the first Saturday in May.’’

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