Kings coach Darryl Sutter pulled no punches when asked about the potential for a bounce-back game from goaltender Jonathan Quick in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Sutter yanked Quick from Game 2 after the Chicago Blackhawks put four pucks by him Sunday.
“I think there’s been enough talk about Jonathan Quick,” Sutter said after the Kings’ morning skate. “We need a big game out of him. We need great goaltending to beat Chicago and we can’t allow four goals and think we’re going to beat Chicago.”
Sutter was then asked about the play of Chicago goalie Corey Crawford.
“We did a good job last game,” Sutter said. “It’s missed nets, missed great opportunities. They had seven and scored on three (quality chances). We doubled that and didn’t (score on them). You know what? They have a little higher hand on it in goal scoring. You have to limit everything. I’m not worried about Corey Crawford. If we’re only focused on Corey Crawford, then you’re not going to get any opportunities. We’re getting … we had several last game you have to finish. The nets didn’t get smaller in Chicago.”