Instant locker room quotes after Kings def Stars 5-2 in LA

Tied 2-2 after 40 minutes, the Kings broke the game open in the third period and finished things off with an empty net goal by Matt Greene. All together, that was enough to down the visiting Dallas Stars 5-2 on Saturday night.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter on getting productivity from his centermen: “Mike Richards and Kopitar have been really, really good for us every game. I don’t really look at it (their lack of goals) like that. It’s not about goals, it’s about winning games.”

Sutter on penalty killing: “There were times tonight we killed the penalty and there were other times we didn’t and Quick had to make big saves he shouldn’t have to.”

Justin Williams on tie games: “What we need to is create an identity again on the ice, you need to do it every year. Whether it’s a tie game going in to the third or you’re down a goal ,you need to feel like you are going to win.”

Williams on scoring early: “It’s funny, when you get one early things seem to slow a little bit down for you and you start making a few more plays. Of course, I certainly wanted to get that third one, I wanted to see the ice littered with hats, but the most important thing is we won and we won on home ice.”

Jake Muzzin on an imortant home win: “We want to create a home identity, play hard at home, get pucks to the net and be physical and this is a good step towards creating that.”

Stars coach Lindy Ruff on the overall game: “We just have to become a team that can hold it together a little longer. We really do have to eliminate some of the big turnovers. We had some turnovers that were inexcusable tonight. And even the turnover on the first LA goal was one that gave them a little momentum.”

Ruff on inconsistency: “I think tonight you could almost find every defenseman that coughed one up in different situations. And we had some forwards that coughed it up. There are times when you can use the middle of the ice and there are times when you’ve got to keep it up the walls.”

Rich Peverley on inconsistency): “There has been a few games that we played full 60 (minutes) and I think we gave them a few chances tonight. They played great and luckily we were in the game until the third. But if we keep giving them chance after chance a team like that is going to break through.”

Peverley on playing back-to-back games: “When you play a game like that or not as well as you want to it’s nice to have a game the next night because it’s fresh in your mind and that motivation is there.”

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