January 24 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the win:
We’ve been playing good on the road. Did last night, too. Overcome a little adversity being down a goal. Probably the difference tonight was special teams, clearly. You asked this morning about their power play. They have a dominant power play, and we were able to kill three or four, and Drew scores a big power play goal for us.

On Jhonas Enroth:
Need him to win a game. Back-up goalies, it’s their job. They’ve got to play in tough situations, and they’ve got to win. He needed to win. He hadn’t won in a couple months or whatever it was. Need him to win. He didn’t get a lot of work, but he had to make some big saves.

On strong records when allowing the first goal or entering the third period trailing:
Does not matter … again, you score in the first minute, you score in the last minute, the other team, they score in the first minutes, the last minute, it does not matter. That’s a stat that’s just sort of a sexy thing. It’s all it is. It has no bearing on anything. If there were no intermissions, nobody would talk about it. If it was just a 60-minute clock, you wouldn’t even talk about it.

On Vincent Lecavalier:
He gives us some depth at the position. We’ve got to watch his ice time. Obviously he’s 35 years old, so you’ve got to watch how much you use him, and I think tonight, would it be the fewest minutes he’s played since he’s been here? So you’ve got to watch his minutes, and with Jeff and Kopi playing big minutes and with a kid as the third or fourth guy, then when you can saw off that kid and hope he’ll give you some quality minutes. Obviously we trust him. We had him on the ice when we were trying to score in the last minute because Kopi and Jeff were out there together, and then he goes, so they scored a big goal, Brownie and Gabby and him.

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