For anyone who was unclear on the concept of sarcasm,
Doughty, presented with that comment, smirked and said, "I'm sure that's a Darryl-ism."
Ah, but the fact that Gibson rated a dose of Sutter's dry sense of humor made it clear that the 21-year old rookie has become a problem to the Kings.
Prior to Monday's game the Kings brushed off questions about Gibson.
"For us, it's not about who is in goal," team captain
What the Kings did was watch Gibson stop 39 of 42 shots, showing at times highlight-reel ferocity. It came on the heels of Gibson's performance in a 2-0 victory in Game 4, where he became the youngest goaltender to record a shutout in a playoff debut.
So the strategy seemed to shift Tuesday, from ignoring Gibson to downsizing his effect on the game.
"We know we can beat him," Doughty said. "We know he's a very good goalie. At the same time, they are good shot blockers. We need to get pucks by those guys."
Doughty admitted that, "We got a lot of shots last night and he made some big saves."
But, without being asked, Doughty declared his preference for Kings goaltender
"I'll take Quickie over him every day," Doughty said.
The Kings can solve this kid. How? That was addressed with traditional post-loss player-speak.
"We can get more bodies in front of him," Doughty said.
Ah, more traffic in front of the net.
"As good as he is, he is not impossible to beat," Doughty said.
On the other hand, there was
Gaborik scored two of the Kings' three goals against Gibson in Game 5.
Once more, with feeling
The Kings certainly expected questions about their possible demise in an elimination game. They either win Wednesday in Game 6 at
Asked if the team was comfortable being in this situation, Doughty said, "In a way."
Doughty went on to explain, "There is actually too desperate that you can play. You run around trying to do too much and in return, you don't play your best game. Because we're comfortable, we know exactly how desperate to play."