Quotes from Canucks locker room after losing to Kings in shootout

At Staples Center Monday night, the Canucks led the Kings for nearly all of regulation. However, LA bested Vancouver in most statistical categories - including shots on goal (LA 28, VAN 23), hits (35 to 23), faceoffs (52% to 48%)…and goals, 3-2.

After the game, here’s what they were saying in the Vancouver locker room:

HENRIK SEDIN

- On the overall game: “It’s tough, we were up 2-0 in three games now and we have been letting teams back in…We are usually really good in those situations up a goal or two. We have to be stronger in those areas where there is a couple of minutes left in a period or in the game. Just make better plays.”

ROBERTO LUONGO

- On the overall game: “Disappointing on getting scored on in the last minute like that…I thought we played well tonight. Tough to assess performance after a loss…always want to find ways to be better, maybe make an extra save somewhere.”

- More: “It’s a short year, you want to bank as many points as possible. We weren’t in control tonight. We let it slip away. As far as team effort, I thought we played really well. We just came up short.”

COACH ALAIN VIGNEAULT

- On the overall game: “We emptied the tank and our guys did what they had to do against the Stanley Cup Champions. We battled real hard. They got a break on their power play where we win our draw and then we can’t put a handle on the puck and it goes off of a couple of our shin pads and one of their great players finds a way to put it past [Luongo]. When you get the type of effort like we did tonight, you feel like you should win. Losing is not fun, but at the end of the day, some of our guys took a step in the right direction.”

To see what the Kings were saying after the game, check these links – coach Darryl Sutter, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick and Simon Gagne.

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

Kings Ducks Pearson Playoffs

Talking Kings, Ducks, and Expansion on NHL Radio

Follow @mayorNHL Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking hockey today on Top Shelf with Jimmy Murphy. During the spot on NHL Network Radio, they discussed the Kings-Ducks rivalry, possible expansion in the NHL, Drew Doughty, Cam Fowler, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Stanley Cup, and much more. Give it a [...]

NHL Network Radio

AUDIO: Full 1-hour Kings Preview Show on NHL Radio

Follow @mayorNHL Buckle up! We have a full 1-hour preview of the upcoming LA Kings season for you. “The Mayor” John Hoven joined Boomer Gordon on NHL Network Radio for the first portion of the discussion, where they talked about Anze Kopitar’s new contract, Marian Gaborik’s decision to stay with the team, the salary cap, [...]

fathead banner

CONTEST: Win an LA Kings Stanley Cup Fathead

Summer can be painful for hockey fans, so MayorsManor is here to help you out. Thanks to our relationship with Fathead over the past few years, we’ve given away quite a few of their NHL products – via our show West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio, as well as here on the website. Did [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. what a joke. talk about reaching to try and stay positive. they got completely outplayed and were lucky to ever have the lead. luango is the only reason it was close.