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.”

RELATED CONTENT:

Word Association: Five Kings take on four Avalanche players

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

Recent Articles

Kings Ducks Pearson Playoffs

Talking Kings, Ducks, and Expansion on NHL Radio

Follow @mayorNHL Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking hockey today on Top Shelf with Jimmy Murphy. During the spot on NHL Network Radio, they discussed the Kings-Ducks rivalry, possible expansion in the NHL, Drew Doughty, Cam Fowler, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Stanley Cup, and much more. Give it a [...]

NHL Network Radio

AUDIO: Full 1-hour Kings Preview Show on NHL Radio

Follow @mayorNHL Buckle up! We have a full 1-hour preview of the upcoming LA Kings season for you. “The Mayor” John Hoven joined Boomer Gordon on NHL Network Radio for the first portion of the discussion, where they talked about Anze Kopitar’s new contract, Marian Gaborik’s decision to stay with the team, the salary cap, [...]

fathead banner

CONTEST: Win an LA Kings Stanley Cup Fathead

Summer can be painful for hockey fans, so MayorsManor is here to help you out. Thanks to our relationship with Fathead over the past few years, we’ve given away quite a few of their NHL products – via our show West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio, as well as here on the website. Did [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News