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Kings vs Ducks: Postgame Quotes

by Jon Rosen / Los Angeles Kings
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Martin Jones - 

On when he got word he’d be starting:
Last night after the game.

On whether he was nervous:
Yeah, I mean I was probably more nervous last night than today. Once you start the day and you start going through your routine, everything’s pretty familiar. It’s the same game. I felt pretty good out there.

On facing higher caliber shooters in the shootout:
Like you said, the shooters are at a higher level here, and I just wanted to try and stay patient and stick to what I’ve been doing down there. I was fortunate on a couple, and came up with saves on a couple.

On facing Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in the shootout:
It was a great experience, and it’s something I’ve dreamt about for a long time to play an NHL game, and to get the win. It was everything it was cracked up to be.

On Darryl Sutter showing confidence in him:
It feels good, for sure. Like I said, I just wanted to make sure I made the saves that I needed to and give the guys a chance to win, because we’ve got a great team in here, and they played real hard tonight, and all I had to do was give them a chance tonight.

On his first career save, which came on a quality Saku Koivu chance:
They made a nice play down low, and I remember I was going to try and pokecheck. I was a little far out, so it was a bit of a scramble for me. I just tried to take away as much of the angle as I could, and I came up with a save.

On his realization that he would be taking part in a shootout:
Honestly, be patient and stick to what I’ve been doing, and just like I said, give these guys a chance, because we have a lot of great shooters. Obviously goals were tough to come by today, but we were able to get the win there.


Drew Doughty - 

On the team coming from a goal down to win in a nine-round shootout:
It’s huge. We don’t like to be giving up points to teams in our division, and even though that happened, we got the two, they got the one. We’re happy with that but we’d like to win that in regulation. It was a great job by the boys. I thought we dominated that third period, besides them getting the power plays there. The penalty kill did a great job again. I wish we could’ve gotten it done in regulation.

On Martin Jones’ performance:
That was amazing. He played great for us, and to step up like that in a shootout and save as many as he did in a row against some of the best players in the league in Getzlaf and Perry, that’s unbelievable. He’s a great guy, and I’m really happy for him.

On the bench’s response to the consecutive saves:
Oh boy. You have no idea how happy we are for him, just as an individual, and happy as a team that he’s doing the job for us. All the chatter after we won, after we got in the dressing room after the game, it’s all about Jonesy. He was unbelievable for us tonight. He made huge saves throughout the whole game, not only in the shootout. Without him in there tonight, we wouldn’t have won.

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Darryl Sutter - 

On a “pretty good rivalry game”:
Yep. It was a pretty good game to watch.

On whether there was a “playoff intensity” in the game:
No. [Reporter: Didn’t feel that, huh?] Not quite there yet.

On Martin Jones’ performance:
It’s good to see a kid in his first game get a win. Won it somehow.

On his decision to start Martin Jones:
Why not? Why not? I mean, the other guy’s not used to playing every game, and some things are slipping in a little bit.

On “the best thing he saw” from his team:
We’ve done this. How many games have we come back in the third period? Even the game we lost at home when the sky was falling, if you talk to Jon, they tied it up in the third period. Hey, it’s what we do. We’d like to score more goals. But we don’t let it deter us.

On the shots advantage, and how it “came into play”:
Well, ultimately didn’t come into play, because it came to a shootout. So the other team got one point out of it, and we got two. [Reporter: A little bit disappointing in that respect, though?] No. How can you be disappointed when you have 50 shots on goal? The last two games on the road in San Jose and Anaheim, the two best teams in this division, coming into both those games, how can you be disappointed? [Reporter: Well, you didn’t get one more than them, that’s how you can be disappointed.] I don’t really ride that emotional.

On the power play’s lack of production:
The power play was awesome tonight. They just didn’t score. Gave us some momentum again.


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