Post-Game 5: Anze Koptiar – ‘We carried that emotion and desperation’

Comments from Anze Kopitar after the Kings 3-0 win over the Sharks in Game 5…

On if tonight was the 60 minute game the Kings were looking for:

“Yeah, I think it’s fair to say that this was probably our best effort in the playoffs, consistent effort. We carried that emotion and desperation that we had in Game 4 out there. And last last period, we went at them pretty good. Came up short, but that was probably the key, coming out strong and really dictate the tempo.”

On Jonathan Quick’s play:

“It’s really getting old. There’s nothing new to say. He gives us a chance every night and that’s all you really want.”

On getting a goal tonight:

“It feels good, especially because we we’re pressing pretty good, and we just come off a power play when we had some plays going, some momentum in their zone. Just to score that late in the period, it’s pretty good. And we definitely want to go into the third period with the lead. It was pretty nice.”

On what to do to get a win on the road in Game 6:

“Just play exactly the same. There’s obviously areas for improvement, and we’ll clean it up, we’ll look at it. The effort has to be like it was tonight.”

On how to duplicate the effort the Kings gave tonight:

“Do the same thing as we did tonight. Prepare the same and just go from there.”

On if his goal was a relief, personally:

“Yeah, I guess. It just felt great to get us on the board. It doesn’t matter who does it as long as we do it.”

On Trevor Lewis’ play:

“Yeah, Lewey, he made that transition from wing to center in the last couple games and I think he’s been playing really well. we need him to play like that.

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  1. Best game the Kings played this year….GIve us nine(9) more!

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