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.

RELATED CONTENT:

Jonathan Quick talks passing Kelly Hrudey on Kings’ playoff win list

Post-Game 5 – full comments from Dustin Brown

Post-Game 5 – Matt Greene talks how he’s feeling after second game back

Trevor Lewis on missing Stoll, playing with Brown tonight

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

Kings 2017 NHL ASG

AEG Executive Explains Kings Landing 2017 NHL All Star Game

Recently, we provided several details about some of the Kings’ upcoming plans for next season, which will be their 50th in the NHL. Part of the fun being worked on includes a two-game Frozen Fury weekend in Las Vegas, a new grey jersey, and the 2017 NHL All Star Game.
Earlier today, commissioner Gary Bettman made […]

KlausBurkhart.com

Clifford Shares Some Thoughts on AHL Conditioning Assignment

A few weeks ago, AHL President and CEO Dave Andrews sat down with MayorsManor to discuss a myriad of league topics. Among the information shared was the fact the San Diego Gulls, the Anaheim Ducks new AHL affiliate, was exceeding expectations at the box office. Sitting second in league attendance, with an average of 8.658 […]

Frozen Fury 2016 MayorsManor

Plans Coming Together for Final Frozen Fury

Building on our previous story about a trio of fun items the Kings are planning for next season, their 50th year in the NHL – including a brand new jersey and hosting the NHL All Star Game – we can now share a few more details.
With a new Las Vegas expansion team likely beginning play […]

Major News Items

Forbort Derek - copyright MayorsManor

Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 3, 4, and 5

After a drawn out process that has lasted much longer than we originally anticipated (and, yes, we apologize and thank you for your patience), we are inching closer to wrapping up our early season look at the LA Kings … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

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

Trackbacks

  1. […] Post-Game 5: Anze Koptiar – ‘We carried that emotion and desperation’ […]

  2. […] Post-Game 5: Anze Koptiar – ‘We carried that emotion and desperation’ […]

  3. […] Post-Game 5: Anze Koptiar – ‘We carried that emotion and desperation’ […]

  4. […] Post-Game 5: Anze Koptiar – ‘We carried that emotion and desperation’ […]

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

  6. […] Post-Game 5: Anze Koptiar – ‘We carried that emotion and desperation’ […]