"It was exciting for everybody - players, coaches, fans," said Darryl Sutter, who became the winningest coach in Kings history with the victory. "It was fun to see. He's an emotional leader in a lot of ways for our hockey club. It's good to have him back in the room."
"It's the only way we're going to make the playoffs," said Sutter, who won his 216th game to pass Andy Murray for most in Kings' history. "Those guys held scoreless or shut down or outplayed by the other team's top guys, we won't make the playoffs. That's real. Tonight's game, if you look at the last three games we've played at home, what's the difference? Going into the third, scored a big goal, that's it."