Instant Quotes – Kopitar talks Kings 3-2 loss to Flames

Instant quotes from Kings locker room following their 3-2 loss to the visiting Calgary Flames.

First up, Anze Kopitar…

On how the team has been playing up until tonight:

“You have to play every night like that. It’s not enough to play four good games, and a couple slides, and four good ones. It’s a matter of being consistent.”

On if the penalty kill was the Kings’ downfall tonight:

“It was deeper than that. We didn’t play our game. We didn’t get in on the forecheck too good, we didn’t create enough. Again, we took some bad penalties, obviously, and they capitalized on that.”

On Jonathan Quick’s great saves:

“Yeah, he’s always done that for us.”

On the intensity of home games:

“We have to establish that identity at home. We have to make sure that the teams that come in here know it’s going to be a tough game. Unlike tonight.”

On special teams:

“We definitely lost the special teams battles. Usually when that happens the outcome is not going to be very good, especially when it is by that big of a margin. We took some bad penalties, including myself, it was a stupid penalty on my part and shouldn’t have happened.”

On adjustments moving forward:

“Just play our game and stick to the game plan. Our intensity has to be a little bit higher than it was tonight and (we need to) definitely show a little bit more emotion.”

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