Kopitar talks Jeff Carter, Ryan Getzlaf and Anaheim Ducks

Comments from LA Kings forward Anze Kopitar in advance of tonight’s game in Anaheim…

On playing with Jeff Carter:

“I’ve played on the line with him for quite a bit lately and he makes it look really easy. He’s definitely, I think, one of the top natural goal scorers in the league and that’s what he does.”

On what Carter does well:

“He’s knows where to be, whether the puck is on my stick, Dwight’s stick, Mike’s stick- it doesn’t matter. He seems to always get open at the right time. When you do give him the puck, maybe even in the neutral zone, he takes off and it’s hard to catch him.”

On being home for a couple of days:

“Yeah, it’s nice to come back for a couple of days. We’re going to be back on the road right after the outdoor game again. But it’s nice to come home, see the family, see the familiar faces around here. It doesn’t really matter, we have to go to Anaheim tonight and get the job done.”

On if it’s hard to not look forward and be excited for the outdoor game and the Olympics:

“We’ve been doing a pretty good job of staying in the moment and staying focused. We’re taking it game by game and tonight’s no different.”

On how important tonight’s game is for momentum:

“It’s away important. Always when you, I guess so to speak come home, the first game is always pretty important. Tonight is going to be no different.”

On keys to playing against Ryan Getzlaf’s line:

“Just to have the puck as much as we can and keep it away from them, obviously. I think it’s no secret- they don’t want to play in the defensive zone and we don’t want to play in the defensive zone. So, whoever gets the most puck possession has the better chance to win that match-up. I don’t think tonight’s going to be any different.”

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