Thursday Quotes: Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik

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Earlier today we posted thoughts from Drew Doughty at the Kings training facility. Now, here is what Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik had to share, as they look ahead to Friday’s Game 6 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
Q. On trying to close out the series.
GABORIK: Yeah, I mean, you want to close it out. Of course, [...]

Kopitar and Williams all business after taking 3-1 series lead

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Following the Kings 5-2 win in Game 4, giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Blackhawks, here’s what Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar had to share…
Q. Justin, having been in their position, in a hole, does that help you maybe know how to deal with this position?

JUSTIN WILLIAMS: We just know we don’t [...]

WCF Post-Game 2: Quotes from Carter, Kopitar, Pearson and Quick

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Post-game quotes from the Kings players following their 6-2 over the Blackhawks in Chicago on Wednesday night…
Q. Jeff, the goal you got late in the second period, from a psychological standpoint, how important is that?
CARTER: It was a huge goal for us. To be honest with you, I thought we were a little flat heading [...]

Saturday night – Brown and Kopitar quotes from Chicago

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Comments from the LA Kings upon arriving in Chicago Saturday night…
Q.  Dustin, does it matter that it’s this team waiting for you tomorrow?
DUSTIN BROWN:  I don’t think going into the playoffs you’re looking forward or you have a team you want to play.  It’s just kind of how it works out.  Generally the best [...]

Game 7: Anze Kopitar after Kings eliminate Ducks

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Anze Kopitar post-game comments…
On what makes the team so confident in Game 7:

“…A sense of comfort, too, even though we got obviously down in the first series and being down in this series, too. We play our best hockey when our backs are against the wall. We’ll get to enjoy this one tonight and start [...]

Game 6: Kings locker room quotes after 2-1 win over Ducks

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Comments from the Kings locker room following LA’s 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Wednesday night…
Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on the first goals:

“I think the second goal is more important, not the first. If you look at the past two games, that’s what did it, it wasn’t the first one [...]

Game 6 Morning Skate: LA Kings Quotes

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Comments from the Kings locker room following morning skate at Staples Center, in advance of Game 6 vs. the Anaheim Ducks later today…
Drew Doughty on the biggest change in their game since San Jose:
“I think that we’ve just gone back to the way LA Kings play. We just wanted to score goals. We just wanted [...]

Game 5: Gaborik, Kopitar, Sutter talk loss to Ducks

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Quotes from the Kings locker room following their 4-3 loss to the Ducks in Game 5…
Anze Kopitar on facing elimination:
“Now we have to go home and win a home game. That’s the bottom line. There is no secret to it. We want to come back here and give us a chance.”
Kopitar on giveaways:
“We didn’t manage [...]

OPINION: Time for the LA Kings to use this lineup

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In something that has become a little bit of a joke – call it a weird coincidence, who knows – over the past two seasons, after making suggestions for the Kings line-up, Darryl Sutter has magically used them the next game.
Case in point, when the Kings were trailing in the San Jose series, I posted [...]

Anze Kopitar quotes after Kings Game 4 loss to Ducks rookie

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After taking the first two games in Anaheim, the Kings returned home for Games 3 and 4 and now find themselves tied 2-2 in their second round match-up vs. the Ducks. Prior to Saturday night, Kings center Anze Kopitar had recorded at least one point in every playoff game this season and was looking to [...]