Post-Game 2: Coach Q – ‘We played perfect for 38 minutes’

Mitchell Kings Blackhawks
Here’s what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had to say following Game 2 on Wednesday night vs. the Kings…

Q. As far as this one, was there a time where you guys just kind of started hitting the brakes or was it something that L.A. was doing?

QUENNEVILLE: I really liked how we played for 38 minutes. We did everything we were looking to do. They got a little momentum at the end of the period scoring a big goal for them on an innocent play, gave them some life. Took a couple funny penalties, they were both in our net, that was it.

Q. Do you think maybe a key of not getting that third goal was significant?

QUENNEVILLE: Had a couple real nice looks there. Still 2-0. We’re still fine at 2-0. You know, we get in after two, you’re up 2-0, it’s a different game. The way it turned on a dime like that, I don’t know if we’ve seen a game like that all year where we’re doing everything all right and all of a sudden it was a disaster.

Q. Up 2-0, playing as well as you were for 38 minutes, any lapse in concentration?

QUENNEVILLE: I don’t know about that. They got excitement. One of those plays at the net goes in, you get energized off of that. We’ve seen this team in the playoffs, what they’ve been able to do when their backs are against the wall. We got to play right through periods, we got to play right through games. They’re relentless in a lot of ways. We got to make sure when we get a chance like tonight, we got to put ‘em away.

Q. Did they deserve the credit or did you see the wheels coming off with your guys?

QUENNEVILLE: No. I thought we played perfect for 38 minutes. They get a break, it goes in. Two power play goals that were nothing plays for me, ends up both in our net. Now all of a sudden we got to press, open it up. Played into their hands.

Post-game comments from the LA Kings players and coach Darryl Sutter can be found here.

Recent Articles

Cracknell-by-Mike-Zampelli

FREE REPLAY: The Mayor’s Frozen Fury Preview on NHL Radio

Follow @mayorNHL Enjoy the free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on NHL Radio’s Top Shelf with Jimmy Murphy. Among the topics discussed were the Kings vs. Avalanche at Frozen Fury Jonathan Quick’s wrist injury, a possible trade that’s coming, Adam Cracknell’s chances of making the team, prospect Andy Andreoff, Anze Kopitar’s new contract, UFA [...]

Kings Ducks Camp 2014

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Who Wins the Pacific and Why

Follow @mayorNHL Enjoy the free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon – where they looked ahead to the 2014-15 Western Conference. Among the topics discussed were the Kings’ opening night roster (i.e. which bottom-6 players are likely to make the final cut), along with thoughts on the Anaheim [...]

Ebert Nick LA Kings camp

Nick Ebert quotes after Kings def Ducks

After being the very last player taken at the 2012 NHL Draft, defenseman Nick Ebert had nowhere to go but up. He made a favorable impression during a brief stint with the Ontario Reign the following year, but it was this past season where he really started to capture the attention of most people. Traded [...]

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

Comments

  1. Kopitar got a clear secondary assist tonight yet wasn’t credited. Watch the replay on muzzins goal. What’s the deal with that??

  2. Thanks for publishing that. Next time I will spell my name right lol. Hopefully it’s not too late for the NHL to credit kopitar with the appetizer

    • John Hoven says:

      Tweeted an updated earlier today – the NHL has changed the assist. Kopitar has been given proper credit.

  3. Doughty99 says:

    LA scores six straight goals at the United Center in the Western Conference Finals…
    Gary Bettman wins sports executive of the year…
    Gaborik assists on that goal…

    Nothing makes sense anymore.

  4. ElLayKINGS says:

    Jesus I guess it’s not possible for anyone from the murder capital of the country to admit that they were beat by the better team tonight. Penguins-like arrogance is astounding