May 30 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter - LA Kings Insider

On what he said to the team after the loss:
Fly at 11.

On how to shut Patrick Kane down in Game 7:
We’ll do our best. [Reporter: Has he done anything different to be more effective later in the series?] He made two great plays in the third. We made some great ones, too, though.

On the team’s success in Game 7:
It’s just one game. It’s an old line. But it’s the truth. If you could play one game, you’d play it. Doesn’t matter if it’s one or seven.

On whether this Game 7 will be any different than those against Anaheim and San Jose:
Not really. Just a third round and a better opponent.

On Drew Doughty creating offense in the third period:
There were some great plays in the third period by a lot of great players. Kane made a couple. Keith made one. Drew made a couple. You know, their goalie made some big saves.

On adjustments to cut down Chicago’s time and space:
Well, I think both teams were making really good adjustments. I think both teams are competing like hell in those areas. There’s not much of a difference or a gap in these two clubs. It comes down to those great plays at the end. We could have went away after the Smith goal, after the bad goal. We battled back. Both teams did.

On the team’s resilience:
That’s why there’s a Game 7. That’s what you call resilient. [Reporter: Does that make you feel better about the situation?] I don’t have to feel better. I feel pretty good actually.

On “two heavyweights trading blows”:
Yep. Hey, it’s been a great series. Now it comes down to one game. That’s what it’s been.

On why he feels good considering Los Angeles was up 3-1:
Doesn’t matter if it goes 1-1-1-1-1. It’s two really good hockey clubs bordering on the top of the league. To think it wouldn’t be a 7 or a 6 or anything like that, not disappointed in that at all. It’s a negative way to look at it if you want to ask that question, actually.

On why home ice hasn’t been a huge factor in the playoffs for Los Angeles:
I think I said I’d like to play Game 7 at home always.

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#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


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