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NOTES FROM THE PRESS BOX (DEC. 5)

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
NOTES

The last time the Kings scored four goals in one period was Feb. 28, 2008 vs. Chicago (lost 6-5 in OT)...Alexander Frolov extended his goal streak to a career-high four games. He has goals in six of the last seven games...Oscar Moller had his first multi-assist game of his career (third multi-point game of the season)...Michal Handzus (1-1=2) had his fourth multi-point game of the season. He has 14 points in 25 games this season. It took him 53 games to score 14 points last season...Jason LaBarbera, who entered the game in the second period, is now 4-0-1 all-time vs. Edmonton...Kyle Quincey has assists in six of the last eight games (7a)...The Kings are 2-0-3 in their last five home games vs. the Oilers...The 44 shots allowed by the Kings is a season high. They entered the day allowing the fewest shots in the NHL.

KINGS HEAD COACH TERRY MURRAY:

(Re: game recap):
“The first period the goaltender was changed because the goaltender wasn’t good enough. We’re outshooting them 9-to-3 and we’re down in the game. Ersberg didn’t have it tonight and it ends up 3-0 at the end of the first period because of not stopping the puck. I really liked the way we came out and started the game. It was a great start, a perfect start, with all kinds of play in the offensive zone. Knowing how to get the win is a part we have to work on”.

(Re: changing game plan for back-to-back games):

“I’m not changing the game plan. We played a heck of a game in the first two periods, we scored four goals in the second period to take the lead – what am I going to change? It’s a good attitude, it’s getting pucks to the net, and we did all the things right. We played hard and it takes 20 guys to compete at the highest level and get the job done”.

KINGS FORWARD DUSTIN BROWN:
(Re: game recap):
“We were all over them in the first 10 minutes and they got some goals. The third [goal] was just a miscue by us and they’re up three quick goals, but I think we showed a lot coming back and taking the game over.

(Re: what was said after the 1st period)
“We just came in here and said there is a lot of game left. We didn’t really feel like we played that bad of a period to be down 3-0. I think that showed in the second period when we came out and stuck to our game plan and put the work in and got rewarded.

(Re: the loss)

“[It was] definitely disappointing. I think we know what we need to do, we just need to do it. It’s three games in a row and that’s not good enough. We’re a young team but that’s no excuse.”

EDMONTON DEFENSEMAN LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY:

(Re: Being back in Los Angeles):
“I feel very good, I have great memories with last season. I have great friends here, and I was a little bit emotional but it was great for us to win the game.”

(Re: Playing in Edmonton):
“I loved the fans here. Playing for the Oilers is a little bit different. Hockey is the number one sport there, not like here where everyone loves the Lakers. I realize that everyone watches the sport there so there is a little bit more pressure.”

EDMONTON GOALTENDER MATHIEU GARON:
(Re: Game Recap):
“I think we had a good first period, and in the second we gave up too many goals there. In the third period we came out strong.”

(Re: Shutout in the shootout):

“It’s always good to win against your opponent, but when it comes to the shootout you don’t really think about that, you just want to make your saves and when your guys score some goals it makes it easier for you.”
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