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Kings vs Flames: Postgame Quotes

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

(Re game-winning goal): “That’s a bad play all around. That’s all five guys. The puck is behind their goalie with less than a minute left. Kinger [Dwight King] should not have chased behind their net. Cammalleri is a killer. Every game that he plays is like a home game for him.”
(Re the Kings’ five minute power play): “It didn’t break anything. It’s not really a turning point. We came back, but we made it a turning point.”
(Re next game vs. St. Louis): “We have to find that energy again. We have played all of these overtime games in a row which adds a lot. I think we were lacking [emotion] tonight.”
(Re: This week’s upcoming games):  “We need to play solid hockey. We got two of the top teams in the NHL with St. Louis coming here and on the road in Anaheim. They have some good bodies and they play heavy. We’re going to have to get ready and play a physical game.”
(Re: Goal in the second period): “Stuff happens. It is a game on ice and I got an edge and they were fortunate enough to capitalize on it. I was trying to get out there, play pucks and help the defensemen out. That was my plan going out and had an unfortunate break catching an edge. 90 percent of the time that doesn’t really do anything, but this time it unfortunately might have cost us the game.”
(Re: Getting ready for the upcoming game): “The same way we park good games and good wins. It’s a new game every time and it is hard to win in this league. We will take what we can from this game but it’s a brand new 60 minutes and now St. Louis is here so we got to start getting focused for it. We will take what we can but we got to park it pretty quickly.”

(Re Karri Ramo’s play): “He played an outstanding game for us and part of the reason why he played so well is the way that he works every day because he did not play for quite a while and watching this guy in practice and in the gym, I knew that he would be ready and he deserves big credit.”
(Re Paul Byron’s energy): “That goal, it was all about energy, great job on the penalty killing. You cannot kill off a five-minute major with just two pairs of forwards, we want to pressure, we want to really skate around their power play guys and we know they are very skilled so I thought that by adding Paul and Blair Jones together like that would give us speed, would give us energy and they gave us our first goal, so that was quite a bonus.”
(Re game-winning goal): “It was a good play.  [Lee Stempniak] comes out, gets it to [Mikael Backlund] in a soft spot and [Backlund] had a heck of a presence to make that play and then made a great pass.”
(Re win):”Wins haven’t been as frequent as we’d like, so for us it’s nice to get the win…and when you have as much respect that you have for your opponent.  They grind these kinds of games out.”
(Re assist on SHG):  “I just jumped on the ice for a change and saw that he slipped, put pressure on them, seized the opportunity and saw Jones out of the corner of my eye…I slipped it to him and he put it in the back of the net.”
(Re playing on the PK): “They talked to us in the morning and let us know we’d be out there and I was ready for that.  I spent a lot of time playing the penalty kill down in Abbottsford, so once I got on the ice I had to seize the opportunity.  I thought we responded very well.”
·          Anze Kopitar earned his 500th career point tonight (all with the Kings).  He is the seventh player in Kings history to reach that milestone.
·          Justin Williams scored his 200th goal tonight
·          The Kings point streak was snapped at 11 games…The 11-game streak (7-0-4) tied a club record
·          The Kings have now allowed two goals or less in 12 straight games – club record
·          The Kings are now 34 for 36 on the penalty kill since Nov 14 and 41 for 44 since Nov. 7
·          The Kings finished November 7-2-4 (18 points)…best November in club history was in 1988 (10-4-0 = 20 points)
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