Quotes from the Ducks locker room after 3-2 loss to LA

Although it’s tough to call a game in December a big win, tonight was about as big of a win as the Kings have had all season. They wanted to start off the Darryl Sutter era with a win and they did just that, downing the Ducks 3-2 in a shootout.

Anaheim hasn’t won on the road since October and after the game, both coach Bruce Boudreau and captain Ryan Getzlaf seemed to be looking for moral victories in tonight’s loss…

Boudreau on the overall game – “I thought for sure when we got that power play in the overtime that it was going to happen. It didn’t. Then they got it and I thought ‘uh-oh, this is what usually happens’ and then when we killed that off I thought ‘I don’t care, we are going to win it in the shootout.’ I mean, the shootout is a crapshoot—anything can happen with it. Overall, I hate to keep saying it, but I thought we played pretty solid. The difference between winning and losing is sometimes just the attitude and believing that you are going to win or believing you are going to lose.”

Boudreau on the Ducks power play – “The play we drew it up there was the first one and it was a near miss. What I couldn’t understand is why they didn’t go back and try it again because they play was open and it was there and you have options off it but I’ll talk to the guys and we’ll see the day after Christmas.”

Getzlaf on the overall game – “We are a little desperate at this point and we need to take a little bit away from tonight and the fact that we battled hard and played and did a lot of things and responded when we needed to and scored a big goal in the third period. Those are things we have to build on and think about over the break and get ready for a big push at the end of the second half [of the season].”

Getzlaf on the power play – “The chances were there but they didn’t connect. We have to do a little bit of a better job next time at throwing some pucks on net and getting them moving a little bit before we do things. We set up things and we execute them the way we want to, we just don’t put them in the net.”

To read quotes from the Kings head coach Darryl Sutter and captain Dustin Brown, click here.

The Kings now lead the season series 3-1 and they won’t meet again until March 3rd – again, back at Staples Center.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

RELATED ARTICLES:

Dustin Penner talks Corey Perry ‘milking it’ and the Hockey Gods

Bobby Ryan on his friendship with LA players and the infamous Drew Doughty hit

Mike Richards on Corey Perry and not doing stupid things

LA Kings players share their favorite memories from Anaheim

order here –> MayorsManor Store
View the store to see full line of shirts for men and women, dozen of styles and colors

Recent Articles

Probable Roster Decisions in Advance of Kings Opening Night

For the first time in several seasons, salary cap issues are no longer the topic du jour in Los Angeles.  Sure, the Kings aren’t completely out of the woods just yet — case in point, there is still plenty of work to do before talks begin with Drew Doughty on a contract extension next summer. […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio with Boomer – Aug 2017

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about all things LA Kings – including: Jonathan Quick’s ability to carry the workload this season, Marian Gaborik’s injury status, the top rookies who need to step into the lineup this season, and […]

July 2017: Update on LA Kings Salary Cap Situation and Roster Projection

Fresh on the heels of forward Nick Shore and the Kings agreeing to new one year contract, with an average annual value (AAV) of $925,000, we have updated our look at the team’s current salary cap situation.
2017-18 LA Kings Projected Opening Night Roster (with important notes at the end of the article)
 

Cammalleri
Kopitar
Brown

1,000,000
10,000,000
5,875,000

 
 
 

Pearson
Carter
Toffoli

3,750,000
5,272,727
4,550,000

 
 
 

Kempe
Dowd
Brodzinski

894,167
650,000
950,000

 
 
 

Clifford
Shore
Lewis

1,600,000
925,000
2,000,000

 
 
 

Nolan
Andreoff
 

950,000
677,500
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Muzzin
Doughty
 

4,000,000
7,000,000
 

 
 
 

Martinez
LaDue
 

4,000,000
1,500,000
 

 
 
 

Forbort
Gravel
 

650,000
950,000
 

 
 
 

Folin
 
 

850,000
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quick
Kuemper
 

5,800,000
650,000
 

 
The above 23-man roster […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Top Two Players Revealed

The wait is over; it's time to reveal the top two players on our 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings. Which player has earned the coveted No. 1 spot? As we finish off this multi-part series, we'll begin with a thank you … [Read More...]

More Prospect News