Game 3: Pre-game comments from Dustin Penner

Because of the 5pm local start, the LA Kings took their pre-game skate at Staples Center a little earlier than normal. After a few laps around the ice – and before heading out for lunch and a nap – here’s what Dustin Penner had to say…

Q. On the coaches intensity…

PENNER: His intensity is an intensity I haven’t encountered yet from a coaching standpoint. It’s game time. The way he talks makes it’s way to the rest of the team, the way he talks, the way he teaches it, during practice, during the game.

Q. We talk about stats and the records you’re approaching. Are you aware of those numbers, think about them?

PENNER: The media tends to bring them up quite a bit, try to make a story of it. That’s just icing on the cake. I’ll just concentrate on the cake. That’s a quote from Brownie (laughter).

Q. When you face desperate teams, why have you had so much success?

PENNER: I think we have an underlying amount of desperation in us even though we haven’t been down in series or games. We know how tricky it can be, how one team can grab it, and they won’t give it back to you. We know how important each shift, each period of each game is.

Q. Must be easy to get overconfident, take things for granted. Where does that come from that this team doesn’t let it seep into your games?

PENNER: Yeah, it boils back down to leadership and coaching. We have a good filter. We’re able to talk to the media, be candid. When the lights come on at the Staples Center, or whatever rink, we’re ready to roll. We just get more intense, more focused.

For more Stanley Cup coverage, please see the ‘Recent Articles’ section near the top right corner of this page.

Shop LA Kings 2012 Western Conference Champs Gear!

Recent Articles


Hoven on NHL Radio: Kings Goaltending, Trade Options, Pacific Division Standings

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the 2 Man Advantage to touch on a wide range of topics – including: the Los Angeles Kings roster issues, Tanner Pearson, Dustin Brown, 2017 NHL All Star Game, Jonathan Quick’s injury, Jeff […]


PHOTO GALLERY: Final Frozen Fury 2016 – Avalanche v Kings

In the blink of an eye, a two decade tradition of Frozen Fury came to an end Saturday night, as the Kings and Avalanche hooked up for the final time in Las Vegas. Their traditional preseason game didn’t feature the offensive explosion fans have come to enjoy in years past. Instead, Jeff Carter’s goal was […]

Dowd Nic COPYRIGHT MayorsManor 2015-10-31 by Ikiri AHL

Hoven on NHL Radio: Which Players Make Kings Opening Night Roster

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of topics related to the Los Angeles Kings – including: Devon Setoguchi, Rob Scuderi, Anze Kopitar, Michael Mersch, Dustin Brown, Nic Dowd, Derek Forbort vs. Kevin Gravel, and […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News