December 27 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On Derek Forbort fighting Kyle Chipchura after contact with Marian Gaborik:
Nothing to do with fighting, but we’d certainly like him to show some emotion on a more consistent basis.

On the focus of Sunday’s practice:
I think the focus coming into yesterday was we’ve got six games in 10 days. It’s not just this trip, it’s the way it’s jammed in, so we’re just trying to take the good out of every game and use that to our advantage.

On whether the team communicated with the league to get a resolution on Jake Muzzin:
You’ve got to talk to who you usually talk to to get those answers. I said last night that I thought it was a [road apples] call. It cost us a point.

On whether Nick Shore’s role will evolve with Jeff Carter out temporarily:
No, his minutes won’t change at all.

On whether Andy Andreoff’s presence on the power play has been merit-based:
He’s been out there to hopefully win a faceoff on the left-hand side on his backhand. Other than that, no. We’ve got a lot of guys won power play who have zero or one point. We haven’t had many power player on the road going into the last game. We had the fewest in the league, so you can’t really base it on goals or any of that stuff, but what we’d like to do is draw some more penalties, which gives you a better chance of scoring. That was a really good thing last night. Actually, all the goals were power play goals – Pearson’s was right after, too. That’s three goals continuing into the last trip that were actually power play goals. Players weren’t back in the play yet. They were big goals for us.

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