In 76 regular season games this year he posted 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) and 141 penalty minutes.
Is he ready to go and what does he think about the series with the Sharks?
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MM: How are you feeling right now?
KC: I feel as ready as ever. This is my first one, first professional playoffs here in the NHL. It’s a big stage. You work your whole life for this. When you’re a kid, all you think about is the Stanley Cup. So, I’m really looking forward to it.
MM: In your opinion, what’s the biggest strength of the Kings team right now?
KC: Our character. We’ve had our ups and downs all year. When we went through our couple of tough stretches there, we really came together as a group and learned how to deal with that adversity. I believe in this room we have a lot of guys that have a lot of heart for the game.
MM: If you had to pick one concern heading into the series, what would it be?
KC: I’m not too concerned right now. Like most of the guys here, we just want to get out there and play – just do what we do out there.
MM: With the team looking to generate offense any way possible, how important is it for your line to help contribute?
KC: There’s nothing wrong with greasy goals. We have some high skilled guys on our team too. The playoffs are going to be tight, winning games 2-1. So, you really have to dig down. When you get your chance, just tap it in. It may not be pretty, but a goal’s a goal, right?
More pre-game notes to come throughout the day.
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