Jarret Stoll explains his hit on Ducks’ Cam Fowler (with video of the play)

Jarret Stoll had an up and down Saturday night. For starters, he scored his first goal of the season, tying the game 2-2 in the first period. Later, he put a hit on Cam Fowler that resulted in the Ducks’ defenseman missing the remainder of the game. Although the NHL has decided no further discipline is needed, it will still likely be used as one of the sub-stories heading into the Kings-Ducks re-match later this month.

Following LA’s 7-4 loss last night in Anaheim, here’s what Stoll had to say…

– On his goal (video below): “We didn’t win though, so it doesn’t really matter I don’t think. We have to put together a game, a good team game where you can win and get points. Not give them away like we did. I mean, they made some good plays on a couple of their goals. But, we have to be a lot tighter, a lot better in our zone, we have to be a lot better below the puck, and our penalty kill could be a lot better too.”

– On the Fowler hit (separate video below): “I haven’t seen the replay. I was just trying to carry him in and not go full bore at him. So, I tried my best to do that, so we’ll see what happens…I didn’t want to push him in, so that’s why I grabbed the jersey a little bit.”

– On missing Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene on the PK: “The other guys have stepped up and have done a great job. It’s just, collectively as a four man group out there – a five man group including the goaltender – we’re not doing the job and trusting reads and trusting who’s going, who’s not going, clearing pucks. I made a couple of mistakes there on the PK. I think that cost us the goal there on the one. But, collectively, we have to be better; doesn’t matter who is in the line-up. Everyone has injuries and we’re no different.”

UPDATE 2/3/2013 at 11:30am: What does Jim Fox think of the hit? We caught up with him this morning and he offered the following perspective…

“Due to the head injury, it should be, and I assume was, reviewed by the league. The violent nature of the contact is an issue – BUT, Fowler made a move at the very last second. He tried to stop, which led as much to him ‘loosing balance’ and was a big factor regarding how he was driven into the boards. This was very apparent when viewing the replay. For that reason, less fault goes to the hitter because Fowler’s move was sudden and immediately before contact. So, I agree with the review, but also agree that no further action should have been taken.”

STOLL GOAL, TIES THE GAME 2-2:

STOLL PUTS A HIT ON FOWLER:

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

Recent Articles

Recap: Reign – and RAIN – vs Condors in AHL Outdoor Classic

It was an eventful weekend in Bakersfield. What began with an almnni game featuring more than a dozen Kings and Oilers Smythe Division stars, coached by Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, ended with a rain-filled AHL Outdoor Classic. Local fans went home happy, though, as the Condors came back late in regulation to tie things […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on What’s Wrong With Kopitar

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on the Power Play. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Anze Kopitar’s offensive woes, Darryl Sutter’s line combinations, potential roster changes, Tyler Toffoli’s injury, the AHL game between the […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Future of Lombardi, Sutter, Gaborik in LA

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the Two Man Advantage. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Dean Lombardi’s long-term status as Kings GM, conversations with Darryl Sutter before the season started, if Marian Gaborik will end up on […]

Major News Items

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

Comments

  1. Eva Marie Alonzo says:

    Love Stoll’s attitude – own up and no blame game. As for Fowler – scary but will be fine. Stolley watch your back. 🙂

  2. So weird that Brian Hayward thought it was clearly a cheap shot.

  3. Drake-EVERY hit by the Kings is a cheap shot. They see it no other way.

  4. Is it wrong that I love seeing Nolan scrap vs Allen? Even on his back, he’s still punching the dude LOL.

    Also, maybe it’s just me, but I dare say that Stoll was trying NOT to board Fowler and dare I say, by bracing his right arm against the board he probably actually saved Fowler from a good deal more of the momentum that he (Stoll) had at the moment. Maybe it’s just me but that’s what I thought it looked like.

  5. Jim Fox : “Fowler made a move at the very last second. He tried to stop”

    Since when is stopping considered a move? Was he supposed to keep skating straight into the boards? Stoll should have known he was going to stop…its common sense. And this article doesn’t mention that the whistle had already gone right before the hit.

Trackbacks

  1. […] For post-game quotes from Jarret Stoll – including his explanation for the hit on Cam Fowler – click here. […]

  2. […] was just trying to carry him in and not go full bore at him,” Stoll explained (via Mayors’ Manor.) “So, I tried my best to do that, so we’ll see what […]

  3. […] For post-game quotes from Jarret Stoll – including his explanation for the hit on Cam Fowler – click here. […]