Justin Williams on the Kings’ kids, payback and hogwash


Kings forward Justin Williams picked up an assist on LA’s first goal of the game against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, then added a goal of his own early in the second period. With three shots and a plus-2 rating to go along with his two-point performance, Williams earned the third star of the game.

Following their 5-2 win over the visiting Lighting, he passed along some praise for several of his younger teammates…

On beating Tampa Bay after losing to them in their building:

“Yeah. They whipped our butts 5-1 in their arena and we tried to repay the favor. It’s something you don’t forget.”

On the players who came up from Manchester and Ben Scrivens:

“Everybody’s done exactly what’s expected of them so far. When a goalie goes down, the next goalie is supposed to come in and pick right up. He’s done that. The kids have picked up where we left off, that’s a good job of having good depth and management, really.”

On if he was initially concerned about Scrivens subbing for Jonathan Quick:

“I wasn’t concerned. Did I think he’d pitch two straight shut outs? You never know. But certainly he’s an extremely capable goal tender as he is showing and he’s given us as much confidence as we had.”

On getting to know Linden Vey and Tanner Pearson:

“They’ve been here for a few weeks now and you try to gather as much information as you can about your teammates and how they play and help them along the way. At one point I was young as well. They’re very skillful, talented players who are going to have a long career in the NHL and we want to make sure as veterans that we help them transition the right way.”

On Linden Vey being somewhat quiet:

“He’s not that quiet, to be quite honest. He’s fine. He’s just a young guy trying to find his way and doing a good job of it.”

On people predicting 108 points will be needed to make the playoffs:

“Well all we need to do is take care of our business really. Keep winning, especially at home. Keep making this our place to play. But if it takes 108 points, it takes 108 points. It is what it is. We’re going to make sure we’re in that top eight and our main goal is to win our division.”

On the standings:

“You certainly don’t want to lose any points, especially in the West. We know where we stand; we know what our goal is, to win our division, get ourselves home ice. We need to take care of home ice, which we have been doing,”

On the Kings’ energy level:

“I had a really good feeling about tonight. I thought we had a great practice coming back this morning. Guys were jumping; guys were excited to play at home again. That cliché “the first one at home after a long road trip” seems like a lot of hogwash to me.”

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