WASHINGTON -- At least
His standard response when asked which goaltender will start a particular game is, "Be there for the song," meaning you'll see who it is when the starters are on the ice for the national anthem. Mostly, he doesn't want to give anything away.
Although he didn’t use those exact words Tuesday, he still wouldn’t disclose whether
But he did mention the fact that the Kings will play three games in four nights, so it's probable Jones will start either Tuesday or on Thursday at Pittsburgh to conclude the trip.
[Updated 3:35 p.m., Tuesday: Quick led the team onto the ice at the
The Kings didn't have a morning skate Tuesday, opting instead to sleep in after arriving in Washington by train from Philadelphia. That means no injury updates, either.
"Didn't skate," Sutter said, "So we said meeting at the hotel, put them in the warmup and let 'em rip."
The Kings faced the Capitals on Thursday at
“It’s not so much what we learned. We know they’re a good hockey team. Big team up front, good skating defense,” he said. “Obviously [
Sutter also said he doubted that
“He had lots of shooting opportunities. It’s not every night he has that,” Sutter said. “He’s our fastest player. I don’t put a whole lot on it being because he was coming back to Philly. To me, that’s blown way out of proportion. Jeff Carter and
Still, several of Carter’s teammates said he seemed especially motivated against the Flyers. And Sutter acknowledged that Williams, Richards and Carter all played well, though the quirks of the
"We had seven or eight guys that had never played in Philadelphia," Sutter said. "We've got seven or eight guys who have played these guys once."
"And it's not like the buildings are new. It's hard to imagine, actually," Sutter said.
Washington-area reporters asked Sutter’s opinion of former King
“We won the
Incidentally, General Manager