October 17 practice quotes: Darryl Sutter

On practicing after a recovery day:
We had good energy. It’s kind of bring in the focus into these two games. We’ve played two with good energy, we just need some more attention to detail and maximizing the process a little bit better.

On any underlying challenge to the early lack of scoring:
I’d say shots. Without a doubt, not enough. I mean, if you look at our forwards, Tyler scored a power play, our other forwards haven’t – it’s strictly based on shots. Leading the league in shooting percentage is great, but that means you’ve got to score lots, too. Guys who get more shots are always better. Tyler in the first game had, I think, five shots. We’ve got guys in two games with one or none. You can’t get rewarded that way.

On getting Tanner Pearson back:
It gives us more speed in our first two lines, that’s for sure. I think that we haven’t gotten much out of our left side, if you look at it, all of training camp. So that’ll help, for sure. Tanners a guy that you count on and trust, and the fact of the matter is he scored 15 goals last year. We’ve got a lot of guys that didn’t get many goals, so that’s a guy that can contribute, for sure, on the shooting and scoring part. [Reporter: You could use his speed there, too.] Darn rights, yeah. He plays easy with Kopi or Jeff, complements both of those guys. I haven’t liked the way we’ve had to mix. Every game we’ve mixed the lines, just because you’re looking for something. You shouldn’t have to do that. So until that gets sorted out, then that’s what we’ll do.

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