Jack Johnson – ‘We have to do something different here’

From what I’ve observed over the last few years, Jack Johnson is one of those players who hates to lose more than he likes to win. When the Kings are victorious, there’s usually a small smile or two and a ‘on to the next one’ attitude in the room afterwards. But, when they lose, you would see steam coming out of his ears if life were like a cartoon.

Johnson had his first multi-point game of the season last night, assisting on both Kings goals. However, understandably, he was in no mood to celebrate following the Kings third loss in a row.

Here’s his take…

On his two points – “We don’t score very much, so nobody is going to be racking up a lot of points. But, the point is, we’re not scoring at all. So, it’s hard. We only scored two goals again tonight. You’re not going to win many hockey games only scoring two goals.”

On seeing Anze Kopitar laying on the ice – “He’s a tough guy. We all believed he would get up and get back in the game. We’re all pretty positive with that stuff. He’s a big, strong guy, so we were pretty confident he was going to get back in the game.”

On what he saw from the Kings following the hit – “Everyone was working hard to try and score one on that five-minute power play. We wanted to score one for him. Nobody’s out there not trying. (It was) another case of us only scoring two goals. It’s not enough to win in this league.”

On the meeting in the room immediately following the game – “It’s pretty obvious this isn’t good enough to win. It’s not a lack of effort. Everyone here wants to do well. Everyone wants to win. But, we have to do something different here, in this room as players, to find a way to win hockey games.”

To read postgame quotes from Kings coach Terry Murray click here. Also, click on the player’s name to read comments from – Trent Hunter, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown.

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