Patrick Roy not really a fan of the shootout, LA def Avs 3-2

Following the Kings 3-2 win over the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, here’s what was being said in both locker rooms…

– Darryl Sutter on the Kings’ first period goal:

“The last two shifts of the first period were really good. They took an icing so we were able to get Kopi’s [Kopitar] line out there and they scored. We were able to play the last 30 seconds with the puck. It wasn’t just the last shift, it was the two last shifts.”

– Sutter on the Kings‘ penalties:

“You are going to get penalties. Against a team like that, especially when you have Duchene who is arguably the best player in the league right now, you can’t take those kinds of penalties.”

– Rookie goalie Martin Jones on setting records:

“It’s been good. I’ve said it before it’s a good start, but it’s something to build off of and make sure we keep getting better here.”

– Jones on the takeaways from today’s game:

“I thought we deserved to win in regulation today. The way we played. I think we needed one more big save that we didn’t get in regulation there, but the guys did a really good job. They came hard on the fore-check. They are tough to break the puck out against, they come really quick. I thought we did a really good job winning battles.”

Jones on if he felt the momentum shift on the ice:

“There’s momentum in every game, momentum shifts. You just got to make sure you stay even, and keep working and doing the things that have made us successful.”

– Anze Kopitar on the team’s confidence in Jones:

“I think he is perfect in the shootout so far. Any goalie for us that is back there we have a lot of confidence in them. It’s up to the shooters to get a couple. Tonight we only needed one, as we did in Anaheim a few weeks back. It’s great and at the end of the day the most important thing is to get the two points.”

– Kopitar on ending up in overtime:

“Well I don’t know. It’s kind of tough to pin point something particular reason, but they didn’t quit. We got up 2-0, maybe we held back a little bit too much and they came back on us.”

– Avs coach Patrick Roy on the overall game:

“I thought we showed a lot of character, being down 2-0, we had a big break on that power play and you see how important it is to score on a power play. I thought it was a big point for us, no doubt about it.”

– Roy on the shootout:

“I honestly think it should go back to what we were before, I mean if you can’t win a game in that five minute overtime, it should be a tie because in the end these are big points that teams pick up and I think it would make a big difference in the standings. At the same time, it is kind of entertaining for the fans; the fans seem to like it.

– Roy on the overall game:

“When you come here you have to be ready, it’s a good challenge for our team. I really thought we played well lately, and it was a good challenge this afternoon. I was very proud of our players, they showed a lot of character because down 2-0 in LA is not easy.”

– Avs goalie Semyon Varlomov on the overall game:

“Tough game for us, for sure. I think we played well during all three periods. We had pretty good chances to score but just didn’t score. Jones played well today. But we get a point, which is good.”

– Avs forward P.A. Parenteau on the overall game:

“I think we showed a lot of character in this building. It’s nice to see the power play get on the board too. I thought we could’ve gotten out of this game with our heads up. We played a strong game. It’s a really tough building to play in. They’re a really good squad.”

– Parenteau on Martin Jones:

“He’s really good. He looks good. He’s a big guy, he’s quick and I think he’s got a great future in the NHL for sure. He looks really good.”

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