Willie Mitchell heard a rumor about Kings goalie Martin Jones


Willie Mitchell shared some post-game thoughts with MayorsManor following the Kings 3-2 win in Anaheim on Tuesday night…

Overall thoughts on the game and it coming in the second of a back-to-back set:

“I think we deserved it. I think we played the game we wanted to. It was a game we wanted, for the obvious reasons, because they’re ahead of us in the standings. When it goes to the shootout, it’s anyone’s game. Jonesy came in, cool as a cucumber in there, and did the job for us. We got a big goal from Kinger. A good win for us and it’s nice to have that when you’ve got three days off.”

On when they knew that Martin Jones was going to get the start in goal:

“Yesterday. I think that everyone kind of had a bit of an idea yesterday. I think that a few of the guys had a bit of an idea during the game yesterday. I think that Darryl made his decision during the game last night. I don’t know what triggered that, but I heard that rumor. It’s a rumor, but you have to find out if it’s true. He played great. He’s a big guy. He’s pretty good on his angles and just composed in there. He went tit for tat with Hiller in there tonight and gave us a chance in the shootout.”

On if he, as a veteran player, offered any advice to Martin Jones earlier in the day:

“Oh, no. Before the game I said, “enjoy, because it’s a long road to get here.” I just said, “just soak it all in and be yourself.” You’re really happy for someone like that because it’s pretty cool, the journey. You forget about that and you forget about it between periods. I think that when you’re young, I’m sure that you think about it before the game. When you’re older, you think about it because you know that the games going to end. I was just really happy for him.”

On if tonight felt like a bigger game than normal because of all the Stadium Series hype earlier in the day:

“It felt more like just another Kings/Ducks game. We know that they’ve been playing great hockey, one of the top teams in the league. Bottom line is that we were chasing them. They’re ahead of us, so that’s how we’re looking at it. We’ve always approached it that way. Division games are big games and we wanted to come out a play a good game off of back to backs. I think that, for the most part, we did that.”

More Kings and Ducks content below.

5 MUST-READ STORIES:

Penner’s perspective on his penalty and the LA Kings

Jarret Stoll on Kings 3-2 win in Anaheim and rookie Martin Jones

PHOTOS: Stadium Series jerseys – Kings and Ducks

Nick Bonino talks Ducks’ orange jerseys and Kings physical play

Ducks’ Boudreau talks up the Kings, warming up to Penner

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

Recent Articles

Kings 2017 NHL ASG

AEG Executive Explains Kings Landing 2017 NHL All Star Game

Recently, we provided several details about some of the Kings’ upcoming plans for next season, which will be their 50th in the NHL. Part of the fun being worked on includes a two-game Frozen Fury weekend in Las Vegas, a new grey jersey, and the 2017 NHL All Star Game.
Earlier today, commissioner Gary Bettman made […]

KlausBurkhart.com

Clifford Shares Some Thoughts on AHL Conditioning Assignment

A few weeks ago, AHL President and CEO Dave Andrews sat down with MayorsManor to discuss a myriad of league topics. Among the information shared was the fact the San Diego Gulls, the Anaheim Ducks new AHL affiliate, was exceeding expectations at the box office. Sitting second in league attendance, with an average of 8.658 […]

Major News Items

Forbort Derek - copyright MayorsManor

Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 3, 4, and 5

After a drawn out process that has lasted much longer than we originally anticipated (and, yes, we apologize and thank you for your patience), we are inching closer to wrapping up our early season look at the LA Kings … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] Willie Mitchell heard a rumor about Kings goalie Martin Jones […]

  2. […] Willie Mitchell heard a rumor about Kings goalie Martin Jones […]