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Recap - Game 4

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Recap - Game 4
News, notes and quotes as we look back at Game 4 from STAPLES Center

Attendance: 18,489 (113th straight sellout dating back to Dec. 3, 2011)

KINGS HEAD COACH DARRYL SUTTER:

(Pulling Jonathan Quick): “It wasn’t difficult, the thought process was that we had given up two goals. We should have done it sooner…they were scared to shoot.”

(Ducks goalies): “We were pretty sure of who they were putting in goal, Bruce does that all the time. There’s a history of that, they trust all of their goaltenders.”

(Re game recap): “I don’t think goaltending is an issue. It’s not shots; it’s the ability to finish it off. We have trouble scoring against Anaheim, they’re doing a good job at keeping us on the outside and keeping top players at the perimeter and I’m giving them credit for it. Some of our top guys have to fight through more.”

KINGS FORWARD DUSTIN BROWN:

(Power play): "I think our power play is just being too cute right now. We are looking for a better play or the next play as opposed to just getting it to the net and getting bodies to the net. A couple of times we get shots on goal and there is no one in front. Good power plays will just get it to the net and crash."

(Re puck management): "At the end of the day we have to be better all around. Whether its turnovers or puck management we didn't pass the puck well and that lends itself to turnovers. If you pass the puck well it allows the next guy to make the next play. When it's in his feet or behind him it makes it a little more difficult. "

KINGS FORWARD ANZE KOPITAR:

(Surprised Quick was pulled): "No, I think Darryl was just trying to get some energy and that was one of the moves."

ANAHEIM HEAD COACH BRUCE BOUDREAU:

(Gibson): “As soon as we called Gibson up I thought about starting him, and the overriding reason was I thought in today’s game he has been playing and he would give us the best chance to win. When it comes down to it, in each individual game, like I’ve said before, it’s its own entity, and whatever line up I put in, it’s those guys.”

“Whether it’s unorthodox or orthodox or whatever, that’s just the way my head works. When we call up guys and put them in into the lineup, you’ve seen how Vatanen has done, and anybody, their adrenaline is so high that you know that they’re going to be really good. In two weeks you might come back down to earth, but I knew he would be good tonight.”

(Game recap): “Our gaps have been really good. They started coming on an awful lot in the second period, but we managed to win.”

“As long as they didn’t get one goal, I thought with their momentum and the way they were coming in the second period, that as long as they didn’t get a goal, I thought we were in control. If they had gotten a goal it might have been a little hectic, they might have changed the way they played a little bit.”

“Getzlaf has been the leader you expect him to be. He takes whacks, he comes in gets another goal and assist, He’s the guy I can put out there for faceoffs and does a great job. You can put him out in the last minute, his hockey IQ is as high as anybody’s in the game today, he leads by example.”

ANAHEIM FORWARD RYAN GETZLAF:

(Gibson): “He was outstanding. He stayed composed throughout the whole game. Obviously when they had their huge push in the second there…he stayed outside and played great for us.”

(When did you know he was going to start): “I think most of us found out this morning at the rink. If I don’t know most people don’t know, so it was at the morning skate.”

(Home ice means nothing): “Yeah. We’ve accomplished a little bit, but that’s all we’ve done is tie it back up. We’re starting from square one again going into our building.”

(Difference in this game compared to in Anaheim); “We scored timely goals in these two games. When things got down or we got down, we were able to back into it right away. Tonight we were able to get the lead, so that’s always big.”

ANAHEIM FORWARD COREY PERRY:

(Road team being 4-0): “I don’t know. It’s whoever gets off to a good start. That’s all that we are looking for. To get to a good start. We’re so close to home it doesn’t feel like a road game, but come in here it’s a tough building to play. The crowd is into it, they’re a physical team when they are at home, and we knew we had to come out and be strong.”

(Gibson): “He is a guy that is just going to be steady back there. He makes the first save, and smothers rebounds. He has played in big games. Goes back to World Junior Championships…all those things propelled him to right here.”

(Bold move to put a rookie in): “But young kids don’t know any better. They come in and they just play the way they are told to play. The way they want to play. That’s what he did tonight.”

KINGS NOTES:

• The Kings allowed 14 shots tonight (club playoff record is 10, April 13, 1974 vs. CHI)

• The Kings out-shot Anaheim 19-3 over the final two periods

• The Kings allowed zero shots in a period for the first time in playoff history

• The only other time the Kings allowed zero shots in a period was April 5, 1978 at STL (regular season)

Justin Williams played in his 100th career playoff game tonight

• The Kings out-hit Anaheim 52-26 tonight (Brown and Stoll each with eight hits)

• The last time the Kings were shutout in the playoffs was May 20, 2012 vs. PHX (Mike Smith)

Anze Kopitar’s 10-game playoff point streak was snapped