LAK vs VAN: Postgame Quotes

Tuesday, 11.26.2013 / 2:00 AM
Jon Rosen  - LA Kings Insider

Quotes from LAKingsInsider.com

Darryl Sutter -

On whether the comeback was representative of the team’s patience in key situations:

[There] was a little bit of honesty in it, in terms of we’ve outshot teams 50-to-20 and haven’t gotten two points. Maybe tonight it all came around for us.

On whether he was surprised to be shorthanded for so much of the game:

Yeah, I was surprised at some of the calls, quite honest.

On the penalty killing:

At the end of the day, when you can put two Sedins and Kesler and Garrison or Edler or Bieksa out there, and they have that many minutes on there, eventually they’re going to get one good chance, and basically that’s a shot-screen-rebound. It’s how you score.

On “how good” Ben Scrivens was in the win:

He’s got to be good every night. As I said this morning, if you look at it now, other than Luongo and four or five guys that have played 20 games this year, if you want to be a playoff team, you need two goalies. It’s really clear. We’re going through a stretch where our big guy’s out, and we’ve got to try and keep our head above it while we do, and that’s what Ben’s done.

On Scrivens’ clutch saves:

You know what? I’m not jumping on Ben Scrivens’ wagon here, right? There are nights where we’ve only gotten a point and we’ve given up eight or nine shots, so he should be fresh.

On Jeff Carter recording a point in his return to the lineup:

I think Mike Richards took charge of the game.

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Anze Kopitar -

On how the team played:

I guess pretty good. There is always room for improvement and there is always stuff that you can work on, but right now, I feel pretty good about the game.

On the game:

I thought we had a pretty good first period. Then after that, they took it to us in the second. We were a little bit flat-footed and [there was] lots of chippiness going on. We didn’t get down too much, we held our ground and we were able to come back. Obviously we don’t want to put ourselves in a position like this, but sometimes a win like this is welcomed I guess. It just gets the energy going a little bit.

On his game winning goal:

It was Slava that chipped it into the corner. I think they fanned on the pass and Slava was there and I was in the middle of the ice pretty much on top of the crease. I yelled for it just to make sure he saw me. I was able to put just enough on it to get it up and over his glove.

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