Roberto Luongo after being pulled in Canucks loss to Kings

Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo gave up four goals to the LA Kings on Saturday night at Staples Center and his team ultimately lost 5-1. After things were over, here’s what he had to say…

On where the game got away from them:

“It’s tough to say. I [needed] to be better on the second goal there. I have to be a bit more patient. [I] committed to the guy on the wing a little too early, feathered across, and that was a big goal for them at the end of the period, kind of gave them momentum heading into the second period.”

On how difficult it was with the Kings winning puck battles and getting grade-A scoring chances:

“Their third one was a pretty good shot by Richards. He went across the grain there, got it over my shoulder, was a pretty good shot. On the fourth one, there was a bit of traffic so I didn’t pick it up right away, but I think it went under my arm, if I’m not mistaken. [I’ve] got to do a better job out there.”

On tonight’s effort considering their recent good road record:

“It was just one of those games. They happen once in a while as individuals, as a team. We just played a stinker. We put it behind us and the good thing is we get to play again tomorrow.”

On if this building presents any particular challenges through the years:

“No. I think we’ve won a series here. I didn’t play the last time we were eliminated here. I think you’re off.”

For the record, Luongo’s regular season stats at Staples Center read: 6-6-1 with a 2.68 goals against average and .904 save percentage. He does have a 2-1 record in the playoffs, but that’s paired with a 3.91 GAA and .865 SV% in those games.

Post-game quotes from the Canucks locker room can be found here.

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