Game 2 morning skate – Anze Kopitar on pressure without Stoll

On if he feels extra pressure in the face-off circle with Stoll out:

“Not anymore.  I mean we knew that coming in they were a good face-off team.  In order to have the puck a little bit more, you gotta win face-offs.  You definitely don’t want to chase those guys around.  So the onus is on every center that goes out there to win the draw, and everybody else needs to help.  Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.  It is what it is.”

On what stats he keys on after Game 1:

“Just clean it up a little bit more.  I think our power play can give us a little bit more momentum than it did in Game 1, and you know, face-offs are one area that we can do a little bit better.  We’ve done it in the past, so we feel confident that we can do it again.”

On if he felt there was more space in Game 1 compared to what there was against St. Louis:

“Yeah, it seemed like it was a little bit more, but I’m sure it’s going to pick-up pretty quick.”

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  1. Any new from NY on Torres? I think the offense will pick it up tonight and the D will be tightet.