"These are the mistakes that you talk about all year and you can get away with it at certain times," Sutter said. "You might get away with it at the 30, 40, 50-game mark. Like I was telling the guys, 'You're not going to get away with it in March and April. And if you keep doing it, you won't see May. It's pretty simple."
"It's all been on the power play and here and there, but you've got to be consistent," Elias said. "It's not like we're not working hard. It's got nothing to do with work ethic. We've been playing well and creating chances. We're just not finishing them."
"Brian was solid tonight," Sutter said. "Right now things are the way they are. It's not that I don't trust him. That's not the case. It's just a situation where I'm not prepared to shake up some other things for the sake of one player. When you say trust, he's gotten more ice time as we've gone along here. The only thing he isn't doing right now that he was doing before he got hurt, which was eight or nine weeks ago, is killing penalties. And eventually he's going to get back into that, too."