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Sutter: Kings need to match tenacity of Sharks’ role players

Apr 21, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks haven’t just beaten the Los Angeles Kings twice in their first round series. They’ve crushed them.

Now down 2-0, Kings coach Darryl Sutter thinks the team’s complimentary players need to step up if they are going to stage a comeback.

“I thought that our third and fourth line and our fifth and sixth defensemen could match up better against their third and fourth line,” Sutter said, per LA Kings Insider. “It hasn’t happened yet.”

He added that the Kings need to show the same “tenacity” that the Sharks’ role players have displayed. San Jose got goals from seven different players last night, including enforcers Mike Brown and Raffi Torres.

This isn’t a new problem as far as Sutter is concerned. He feels the Kings didn’t have a solid fourth line in 2013 either and that led to their downfall.

Sutter added that the Sharks have gotten 13 goals in two games because the Kings have been “trading chances” with them, but that’s been due to “three-or-four” players rather than a fundamental problem with a team.

The Kings used 11 forwards Sunday night. and might do the same in Game 3 on Tuesday.

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  1. canucks30 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    So Carter, Kopitar, Brown, Doughty, Richards, and Quick have been invisible and he calls out his role players…

    Pardon?!

    • mcflower29 - Apr 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

      don’t u have a city to burn man get the eff outta here!

      • canucks30 - Apr 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      • mcflower29 - Apr 21, 2014 at 11:24 PM

        nice try, i don’t live in la lol
        plus i don’t see a single american hockey fanbase in that crowd.

      • 2qswing - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:11 AM

        regardless of what you think of canuckxs30, he is absolutely right. the superstars have done nothing and coach mumbles calls out the 4th liners.

      • wtfkwp - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:47 AM

        Hey moron–that was in response to political injustice, dude. It WAS NOT in response to HOCKEY. What kind of idiots riot because of a hockey game?

      • canucks30 - Apr 23, 2014 at 1:53 AM

        The Lakers constitute political injustice?

    • cybernetikghost - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      From Cup contender one year, to not making the Playoffs the next. How does it feel?

      • canucks30 - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:11 AM

        The Canucks were Cup contenders last year?

  2. canucks30 - Apr 21, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    I forgot about the decrepit monkey skeleton known as Marian Gaborik

  3. blomfeld - Apr 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    “YES, THEY’VE TAKEN THE BAIT !”

    *** on the quarter deck aboard HMS Surprise somewhere in the Pacific ***

    Captain Blomfeld: right lads, the shark appears to have taken the bait … so every man to his station with ‘quick’ being the word and ‘sharp’ being the eye ! … we’ve managed to draw this fish in close and now we’re going to turn him into sushi !

    Crew Members: hurrah ! .. hurrah ! .. hurrah ! :) :) :)

    ————————————————————————

    Friends, the bottom line is that we’ve got these Liberace-listening tropical fish ‘exactly’ where we want them ! … all cocky, fat, primed and ‘ready’ for the taking ! In fact, the good Lord himself couldn’t have prepared a better a better script, as such will be or ‘complete & utter’ joy once we’ve put these fools to rest ! So to your posts friends and ‘make ready’ if you please ? :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • mcflower29 - Apr 21, 2014 at 11:27 PM

      blomfield, just shut … the HELL…”UP!”

      you post videos left and right like you got some binge autistic video-fetish. knock it off!

      • blomfeld - Apr 21, 2014 at 11:50 PM

        you Mac Flower are a ‘pathetic’ suck hole ! … so please do us all a favor and take your boring ‘junk’ back to the landfill where you belong … or better yet, just ‘disappear’ from this website eh ?

      • mcflower29 - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:08 AM

        good, i finally threw you off script for once.

        dude, every single living frigging human BEING here on PHT wants you to ‘disappear’ for good. so don’t throw your stupid comments around as if i’m being a ‘pathetic suck hole.’ you’ve been a pathetic suck hole since sliced bread.

        you’re not helping your team by posting stupid videos and talking like a drunk everyday. be glad that i even took the time to point this out to you. on a typical day, you wouldn’t even be worth my time.

      • blomfeld - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:49 AM

        Hey Flower …

        “on a ‘typical’ day back in the 70′s, your face becomes ‘one’ with the pavement, trust me” …

        as for PHT and my ‘many’ friends and such, check this out semen breath …

        “slysipops – Apr 21, 2014 at 7:07 PM

        so 37 references to BLOMS! just goes to show you …………people like blomfeld….. they like to complain about his videos………….. they like to bring up his ELVIS obsessions…… they like to say he has multiple addresses….. they like to rag him about the KINGS…………….. ALL IN ALL ………..THEY LIKE BLOMFELD !! hey buddy where are you ??? …………. the one and only …SLY !

        the kicker is that I manage a garden store here in metro Vancouver and therefore scum like you mean nothing more to me than ‘unwanted’ weeds in the flower bed !

        so ‘FU’ Mac Flower ! … today, tomorrow and forever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        and while we’re at it, check out what now happens to the ‘tropical’ fish tomorrow night ! :)

      • machosasquatcho - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:27 AM

        The most pathetic part of this is that blomfeld made another alt, mcflower29, to argue with himself.

        What is the point of you? Seriously, you’re scum.

    • antkowiak666 - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      i wonder what blomfeld will be saying tomorrow morning if the so called”sushi”devour the Kings once again??

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