Anze Kopitar talks Marian Gaborik after 2-1 Kings win


Thursday night’s Kings v Caps match-up certainly had moments of excitement on the ice, with LA coming out on top 2-1 in a shootout – off the stick of their newest forward, Marian Gaborik. Back in the locker room, the fireworks continued with Dustin Brown and Dustin Penner sharing a few memorable quotes with MayorsManor. They weren’t the only ones talking though. Here’s what Anze Kopitar had to say…

On if some of Marian Gaborik’s passes catch him off guard:

“I don’t know. Not catch me off guard, but sometimes the puck is bouncing a little bit. I am anticipating those plays, and he’s been making them. I guess I do have to get used to that a little bit more, but I think we’re on the right track.”

On how Gaborik is fitting in with the team:

“He’s been pretty open to everything. If you come in, I think you figure out in a hurry that we’re a pretty tight group. I think he fit in really well. I think it helped out that we were on the road for a couple of games, so everybody got to hang out with him a little bit more than we would if we were here. With all the shenanigans he has going on, with finding a house and everything, that takes up time. Fortunatel,y we were on the road for five days. We had a couple of days in Edmonton – it’s not the ideal, but you really connect. You talk to him, you figure it out on the fly. Again, I think he’s come in and fit in really well.”

On if Gaborik has payed for any dinners:

“He’s picked up a couple of dinners, yeah. Can’t give it to him about that. (laughter)”

On Gaborik’s speed:

“Before, when it was touch icing, we could do that kind of play a lot more. Now, when he’s kind of parallel to the guy, with his speed, you can just chuck it up the ice and you know he’s going to get there.”

Dustin Brown post-game quotes – including his chirp for Dustin Penner – posted here.

Instagram

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

Recent Articles

Kings Roster Questions

Training Camp Open, Kings Trade Coming Next

Last summer, Dean Lombardi and his staff spent hours, days, and weeks-on-end agonizing over the salary cap. How were they going to get certain people re-signed, fit everybody under the cap, and make it all work without damaging their future wiggle room? In the end, Lombardi and Jeff Solomon, his key right hand in these [...]

Bodnarchuk-AHL-Manchester

Kings Camp Preview: 7 Questions with Dman Andrew Bodnarchuk

Even without suiting up for a single NHL game, one could argue that last season was a career best for Manchester Monarchs defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. In his sixth professional season, the former Bruins draft pick put up 32 points, 12 more than his previous best of 20. On top of that, his +43 rating left [...]

Zykov Valentin Kings

Rookie Game 2: Zykov Shines Kings put away Coyotes

A band of the Kings top prospects bounced back with a 3-1 win over the Coyotes rookies in their second meeting in two days at Gila River Arena on Wednesday after losing the previous meeting 4-1. The Kings came out hard and outmuscled the Coyotes to take control of the game and never really let [...]

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