Pre-Game 5: Jarret Stoll – ‘I’m sure they don’t like us, don’t like me’

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Comments from Kings forward Jarret Stoll following the team’s morning skate at the Honda Center, in advance of Game 5 vs. the Anaheim Ducks…

What changed for the Kings after the first period, limiting the Ducks to zero shots in the second and only three (3) for the third period?

“I thought we were aggressive, more than we were in the past, that’s when we are playing our best hockey, when we are aggressive and on our toes and jumping and getting physical. Maybe that had something to do with it but that is in the past now, how many shots they got, didn’t get, whatever. We ended up losing the game so it doesn’t matter.”

Was it a matter of playing desperate hockey on the Kings part?

“We need that. To win any playoff game, whether it is Round 1 Game 1 or right now, you need to have desperation. You have to play on the edge, whatever it takes.”

From afar it doesn’t seem like there is the same hatred in this series like the San Jose series. Is it different on the ice?

“Its different teams, different series. It’s not going to be exactly the same. I don’t like them. I’m sure they don’t like us, don’t like me. All I care about is how Dustin Brown feels, how Justin Williams feels or whatever. It is what it is. You just got to play the game, be desperate and try to win.”

Bruce Boudreau was emphasizing that momentum in the playoffs is more shift to shift and not game to game and
his team better be ready for the Kings best game of the series tonight…..

“We expect it to be there best tonight so it better be our best as well. We feel if we bring our best that is good enough, we think. But it has to be our best and it has to be everybody going bring that up tempo physical game and not the game where we turn pucks over in the neutral zone and spending a lot of time in d-zone coverage.”

Is there too much place on Game 5 being such an important game in any series?

“Game 5’s are the most important game of the series, especially if it is going to be a long series. It’s a huge game. You just have to find a way to win the game and play desperate.”

Suggested line changes for the Kings were posted here earlier today.

Also, morning skate quotes from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty were posted here.

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