February 14 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether this was as complete of a game as the Kings have played this year:
We’ve played a lot of complete games. [Reporter: What was it that you liked about this one in particular?] I think we were really good in our own zone. We were able to kill a big penalty. The first one to Drew was big against them. Blocked some shots against Ovechkin, and Jonathan made some big saves. Three different lines that scored. Got some decent minutes out of our defensemen.

On whether there is an emphasis to score goals from the “blue paint”:
Well, most goals are scored [in the blue pain]. We just talked about that in the last couple days with three or four of you. Just draw a line from the middle of the blue paint to the middle of the blue line. Most of the goals are scored there, and obviously I think Kinger’s goal to go up one in the middle of the second period and then to score early in the third is huge, and then to get a little goal from Stoll.

On whether the winning streak is tied to Robyn Regehr and Tyler Toffoli returning:
As I’ve said before, I think Robyn solidifies our blue line with his experience, and obviously Tyler’s leading our team in goal scoring. When we lost Pearson, we lost a goal scorer, and when we lost Tyler we lost a goal scorer. So we got him back, we got one goal scorer back.

On holding opponents below their shots on goal average:
I think our shots on goal and shots for are the top three or four in the league. [Reporter: I mean the opponents, the least amount of numbers they shoot-] We give up the first or second fewest shots in the league and we should have some more wins for it, but we don’t.

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