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Kings vs Islanders: Postgame Quotes

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings


(Re play of all the goalies): “I don’t think you win with one guy.”


(Re Martin Jones): “I thought he was really solid. He had some big saves for us. He really held us in there the first period. I thought he was outstanding.”


(Game Recap): “It’s good. I mean anytime you win it’s a good feeling. It wasn’t a ton or work early, but they had some zonetime so I was able to get in the game. I thought we got better as the game went on.”


(Guys chanting his name as he re-entered the locker room): “Yeah the guys have been awesome since I’ve been up here. It’s a great group of guys, and I am happy to be able to get a couple of wins for them.”


(When did you find out you were going to start): “Late today. I had to prepare either way, and I was able to prepare for the start of the game.”


(How do you get ready for the road trip): “We got a practice tomorrow. Just got to get on the ice and loosen up. We got a long flight, and that’s the one thing with this road trip. We just have to prepare ourselves tonight and tomorrow. Cause the flight cross country and then playing back to back is not going to be easy. We just got to find a way to have a good start in Montreal.”


(Were the Islanders more than expected):” No I think we got a good taste of what their game was all about when we played them at the Island a few weeks ago. That’s the great thing about the schedule, you get to see each team twice now. Like I said, coming out we knew they can play the high power offense, especially those, they have a few dynamic players up front that you have to be really aware of.”




(Re game recap): “To me, I know what our record is, it is what it is. It’s not like we’re getting dominated in these games. They scored on a one on four and they scored on a wrap around. If we’re not going to score any goals, it’s going to be tough for us.”


(Re game recap): “Their top players were their top players tonight and that’s why they won a hockey game. Our guys need to shoot a little bit more. They have to get pucks to the net. I give them credit for working hard and battling hard, they’re going against the other team’s top guys on the road, we just have to get more pucks to the net.”


(Re game recap): “It was tough. It wasn’t an easy game to play in. Obviously they’re a really good hockey team for a reason. They all buy in and play the game the right way. They played their systems well tonight I thought and we just had a tough time.”


(Re team confidence): “We played well for 30 minutes and then kind of shot ourselves in the foot a little bit but we were right in the game. At the end of the day we’ve got to find a way to win because this is unacceptable.”


(Re next opponent Anaheim): “It’s going to be a dog fight. They play similar to LA. They’re big, strong and they play well defensively. We’re going to have to find it in here. It’s in here. We just talked about it a little bit and we’re going to be better on Monday.”



·          The Kings are now 10-1-4 in the last 15 games (.800 points pct)

·          The Kings have out-scored opponents 35-20 in the last 15 games (not counting shootout goals)

·          The Kings have now allowed two goals or less in 15 straight games (not counting shootout goals) – team record

·          The Kings are 8-2-2 in their last 12 home games

·          The Kings 19-7-4 record (42 points) after 30 games is tied for the second best record in club history (1980-81 club was 21-7-2 = 44 pts, 1974-75 club was 16-4-10 = 42 pts)

·          The Kings have now killed 46 of the last 49 penalties (since Nov. 14) and 53 of the last 57 (since Nov. 7)

·          Martin Jones has stopped 42 of 44 shots in his first two NHL starts (2-0-0)

·          Dustin Brown now has goals in two straight

·          Jarret Stoll now has points in three straight (1-2=3)

·          Anze Kopitar now has 14 points in the last 17 games (7-7=14)

·          The Kings are now107-38-13 all-time when he scores a goal

·          Justin Williams now has 10 points in the last 14 games (5-5=10)

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