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.”

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

Recent Articles

Jarome Iginla on Trade to LA Kings and What’s Next

Following the completion of today’s NHL Trade Deadline, forward Jarome Iginla held a conference call with the media to discuss being traded from the Colorado Avalanche to the Los Angeles Kings.
On if knew he was going to be traded today:
“I talked to Joe and my agent Don, maybe a couple weeks ago. They said […]

Lombardi on Trading for Iginla and Expectations This Season

Following the completion of today’s NHL Trade Deadline, Kings GM Dean Lombardi held a conference call with the media to discuss his team’s acquisition of forward Jarome Iginla.
Lombardi on expectations for Iginla:
“We’re trying to bridge a gap here. It’s tough being in this middle layer, right now at the deadline. You’re caught between that […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet, Talking Kings Trades and Playoff Chances

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Calgary, where he joined host Pat Steinberg to talk about the Los Angeles Kings, Ben Bishop, Jonathan Quick, Peter Budaj, Anze Kopitar, trade rumors, upcoming games with the Calgary Flames, and much more.
The segment can be heard using the player below or […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Top Two Players Revealed

The wait is over; it's time to reveal the top two players on our 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings. Which player has earned the coveted No. 1 spot? As we finish off this multi-part series, we'll begin with a thank you … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] Kopitar’s thoughts have already been posted here. Now, here’s what Matt Greene had to […]