Tyler Toffoli talks first NHL goal, plus watch the replay

After admitting to being a little nervous for his NHL debut on Saturday night, Kings rookie Tyler Toffoli bounced back with his first goal on Monday night. Here’s what he had to say after LA defeated the Coyotes 4-0…

– On his first goal: “It was just a shot from the point and hit their D-man, and then Carter made a good play and put it between his legs and it just came right to me and I just shot it.”

– On how he felt after the goal: “I was happy, relieved, I mean I got the first one out of the way so hopefully there’s more to come.”

– On how his game changed after the goal: “I definitely felt more relaxed, and a lot more comfortable I think from just playing more, just keeping myself going, it felt pretty good out there.”

– On getting ready for Tuesday: “I just got to come back and do the same thing over again and just keep it simple and play the same way.”

If you missed it, or want to re-live it, here’s video replay of the goal:

Coach Darryl Sutter added the following comments…

– On Toffoli’s first goal: “I’m sure it is [a good feeling] for him. He scored his first goal. He basically had to just get it up and score. I put him out on the ice on the power play. He should come and thank me.”

– On Toffoli’s play in his first two games: “I did it to try and get Richie [Mike Richards] and Jeff [Carter] going again, it’s good to see Jeff skating better tonight and Richie’s good at the detail part of it. The way Phoenix moved their lines around quite honest I thought about moving ours around too and if that hadn’t been the case then he probably wouldn’t have played.”

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Comments

  1. Ahh I never get tired of Sutter’s comments.

    “I put him out on the ice on the power play. He should come and thank me.”

  2. Jason Kahn says:

    Toff is playing like he should have been a first round pick. Hope he keeps it up.

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  1. […] RELATED CONTENT: Toffoli and Sutter talk rookie’s first NHL goal […]

  2. […] After Monday’s 4-0 victory, LA has now taken two of the three games played against Phoenix this season.  It also marked the first shutout for goaltender Jonathan Quick this year and the first NHL goal of Tyler Toffoli’s young career (watch the replay and read his comments here). […]