April 8 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether having been in similar late season situations is a benefit:
I think you draw on it. I think your leadership group and your experience always does that, guys you trust. Obviously we’ve been through a lot, and just kind of manage our way through it.

On the Los Angeles-Calgary season series:
We’ve had trouble scoring against Calgary, for sure, and they score on their opportunities. Our team very seldom doesn’t go all out, it’s just we have the trouble with the finish some nights, and you’ve even seen that last night. Our defensemen scored our goals. It’s tough to win when only your defensemen are scoring goals.

On why Calgary has been “effective” against Los Angeles this season:
They’re not just [effective] versus Los Angeles, it’s a good hockey club. You know what? They’ve gotten really good goaltending this year, and there’s good speed to their team, a good work ethic. I don’t think Monahan gets enough credit in the league. Everybody talks about the centermen in this conference, and they don’t talk about Sean Monahan, and they should. [Reporter: Who does he remind you of, what you’ve seen in the past? Because he’s so young.] You know, he’s probably in that Toews group, in terms of that all-around guy who can play minutes, and play situations and play against top guys – all that. He’s probably in that group of guys as a young player. I mean, he comes with that, and he’s done that. [Reporter: How do you play against him? Is there a way to limit him? Is it playing him more physical? Did that work in the last game you guys faced him?] Top players play against top players. [Reporter: Individual performances?] Yeah. I mean, we have two top centermen, and usually those guys have a way of sawing each other off.

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