Canucks players and coach talk 3-1 loss to LA Kings

More Kings quotes can be found on the homepage. Now, here’s what they were saying over in the Vancouver locker room after their 3-1 loss in Los Angeles on Saturday night…

Canucks coach John Tortorella on the overall game:

“Our game changed in the second period, after just an abysmal power play. They gained some momentum off of that, and we never regained any type of puck possession or zone time.”

More from Tortorella:

“Beating us to pucks, winning the battles. In our division we are going to have to learn to battle hard, and it starts with our forwards, as far as the fore-check. Our D was under siege all night long. If we are going to compete in our division in the second half of this year, we need to be more consistent. I thought our first period, after they surged a little bit early, I thought we gathered ourselves. We had some good fore-checking and some chances. After that power play, it was an uphill battle. They just came at us.”

Canucks forward Henrik Sedin on not holding onto the lead:

“The second period was the one to kill us. Even though they did not score in the period, they totally took over the game and that’s what came back and I think hurt us in the third as well.”

H. Sedin on Luongo’s play:

“It was very good. Two great goals out there and he was great. He made a lot of saves, especially in the second period.”

H. Sedin on Jonathan Quick’s play:

“I think we always expect him to be this good. He has played unbelievable for the past three or four years… it’s tough to get more than two goals when you play against him.”

Cauncks goaltender Roberto Luongo on giving up third period lead:

“You never want to give up a third period lead, doesn’t matter who you play. It’s a long season, obviously it would have been nice to win the game and go ahead of them, but there is still a lot of hockey left.”

Luongo on the Kings’ presence in the crease: “They were a lot but that is a good game plan. That’s what you want to do. You want to get in the other goalie’s kitchen, you want to go through the crease, put some pucks in there and jam away.”

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