Kopitar talks growing rivalry with Coyotes and B2B wins

Following the Kings 3-2 win over the visiting Phoenix Coyotes, here’s what Anze Kopitar had to say…

– On Phoenix bringing out bad blood: “I don’t know. It gets a little chippy when you play them as many times as we do. You know sometimes it’s a bit of a carry over, but tonight it was a physical game. Every time a game like that breaks out, you want to push back, but stay within the rules.”

– On if there’s a dislike for Phoenix: “I don’t know if hate is the right word, but it’s simple…Over the course of last year and last year’s playoffs, we’ve developed a pretty good rivalry, a pretty good match-up. They have some big guys that like to hit. We have some of those. So it’s a pretty good match-up.”

– On if he’s happy for Doughty: “Ecstatic.”

– On if he could tell that Doughty had been frustrated: “I think the difference between this year and maybe in the years past, he understands what he needs to do for us to win. Until this point he didn’t score, but he made some great plays on the PK, or in the defensive zone. So at the end of the day, yeah it bugs him because he’s got a goose egg there. You know as long as we win.”

– On not going into overtime: “Yeah it’s huge we got 20 games left now and I’m sure the three point games are going to start up around the league pretty soon just like they do every year and especially a division rival, a division team. It’s important to not give up any points and the fact that we got all four and they don’t get anything it’s a good step in the right direction for us.”

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