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Postgame Quotes - March 23 at LA

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Postgame Quotes
LA 4 vs. Anaheim 3 (Shootout)
March 23, 2019
Staples Center
31-36-10, 72 points

Anaheim Ducks

Rickard Rakell
On his highlight-reel goal
I knew there wasn't much time left. I tried to get a quick shot off, but the puck didn't stay on the ice. I tried to bat it out of the air. It was nice to see it go in."

On producing offense
I think as soon as our line is out there, we're always trying to create something out on the ice. It wasn't easy today. They played aggressive all over the ice and they didn't give us anything for free. We really had to work for our chances. We had some more chances for the puck to go in, but we just have to keep working on this.

Ryan Miller
On Kopitar's shootout move
He did it the other direction two years ago. It's not impossible, I should know better, honestly. I just didn't want him to get ahead of me on the blocker side. The last three or four shootouts he's had he's shot, so obviously he changed it up.

Assistant Coach Mark Morrison
On the team's performance
I didn't think we executed really well early on in the game. It might be a little bit of tired legs there. We seemed to get off to a slow start, but I thought once we got going, we had a good third period. That was three-in-four [three games in four nights] for us and I thought we struggled early to get our legs.

LA Kings

Anze Kopitar
On the team's performance
Yeah I think there is a little bit of extra buzz in the building when we play them, so to get out on top it feels good.

Kyle Clifford
On his first-career power-play goal
I think we just made a very good play and got the back of the net. I think the last couple of games we have played have more mental toughness. We are not letting the things during the game affect how we play, so you know we are just keeping it simple and when things go wrong we keep pushing.

Head Coach Willie Desjardins
It's a good rivalry. Both teams have had a lot of history and a lot of pride and you know I think whenever they play, as the game goes on it definitely gets more heated.

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