December 18 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On whether Los Angeles needed to get more shots through with Boston blocking well:
Yep. More through, off a stick, off a cheek, something.

On the power play:
I think [we needed more] shots through. I think losing faceoffs, too. Pucks going all the way down the ice kills 15, 20 seconds of the power play.

On whether it was “safe to say” Marian Gaborik’s absence was due to a coach’s decision:
Why would it be safe to say that? Was it unsafe? Is it unsafe? Yes, it was a coach’s decision. [Reporter: Any-] Because it’s a coach’s decision. We have that right in the locker room as players and coaches to have high expectations of players in terms of how they play.

On the focus heading into the Columbus game:
Hey, we just played our fourth game today in six and a half days and we played our asses off again today. Guys that don’t got to rest, guys that do got to play again today, and they left it all out there.

On when the team found out Dustin Brown would not be available:
The last game. Again, it’s ‘safe to say’ when you’re playing 36 hours after the game the player doesn’t get healed up enough to recover. If it was a night game, maybe he plays tonight. [Reporter: Brown – day to day is the word?] If we’d have played tonight, he’d have been closer to playing. [Reporter: OK. So it’s nothing huge.] No, he’ll be fine.

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