Jonathan Quick says redemption wasn’t on his mind vs Ducks

Thoughts from Jonathan Quick after the Kings 5-2 win over the Ducks…

– On the difference between tonight and the last game vs. Anaheim: “I thought we played better tonight obviously. They’re a great team. What’s challenging about them is they have the big skill guys. They’re heavy, they’re very heavy guys. They make it tough on the defense down low. So, it’s a challenge defensively for our guys playing against not only those guys, but then obviously their third and fourth liners are heavy as well. You know those guys are going to grind you anyway.”

– On the Kings’ defensive improvement over the last six games: “I didn’t think they were playing poorly before. I didn’t think that. I don’t think much has changed.”

– On the strong third period performance: “I think we outworked them in the third. Maybe, who knows. They played last night against Colorado, so maybe that played a factor. The first two periods were heavy. They were very physical and had a lot of pace. When you’re playing back-to-backs, sometimes it’s tough to play that style of game for 60 minutes. And we were a little more fresh, I think, coming off a recovery day yesterday. We won the 20 minutes at the end, and that wass what it took to win the game.”

– On the importance of closing out games strong against teams who have a reputation for coming back: “Are they known for that? I didn’t know they were. Okay, so they’re known for that. No matter what, when you have a lead you don’t want to give it up.”

– On the early penalty kill in the third period being a turning point: “Obviously every time somebody is on the power play it’s a chance for somebody to gain momentum. And if you kill it off, you gain a little bit – or if you get a goal, you get momentum. It goes both ways. So we were able to kill it off, that was huge. And we came back and scored a couple of big ones.”

– On if redemption played a big factor tonight, given what happened in the last game vs. Anaheim: “No, just trying to win a game, you know? That game is in the past. You’re just trying to win a game. If you’re playing in the past you’re not going to win many games. So, you just take it one game at a time.”

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  1. THAT’S WHY I LOVE QUICK! HE IS ONE COOL ( AS IN THE HEAD) GOALTENDER. WHETHER HE WINS OR LOSES, IT IS OVER AFTER THE GAME IS DONE – AS FAR AS HE IS CONCERNED AND HE IS OFF TO THE NEXT…

    JUST LIKE THAT PUCK FAUX PAS IN PHOENIX DURING THE PLAYOFFS?? HE STOOD UP.. TOOK A DRINK OF WATER… AND HE WAS ON TO THE NEXT!!! GO KINGS!!!!

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