Wild def Kings 4-2, quotes from the Minnesota locker room

Although the Kings out-shot the Wild 44-24 and out-hit them 46-22, they gave up a season-high four goals (for the third time) and that was too much for an offense that’s unable to score more than two goals right now. Final score 4-2, and here’s what they were saying in the Minnesota locker room after the game…

Coach Mike Yeo on the overall game – “It was nice to have a good start. It was nice not to have to sit here and talk about another attempt or a great job coming from behind and I thought we were sharp right from the get-go. We expected them to have a push. Certainly it was tough losing (Brodziak) tonight and I thought our guys really rose to the challenge.”

Yeo on losing Kyle Brodziak – “Obviously it increased a lot of ice time for (Koivu), (Cullen), and for the lines. We started to roll those lines real frequently but also with Cody Almond. I thought not only did he step into that situation and play key minutes for us, but that was a big goal he scored. They had some good momentum going at that time and you could tell that took a lot of life out of them.”

Rookie goaltender Matt Hackett on making his first NHL start – “I can’t even explain it. It’s been crazy. Best 72 hours of my life so far. Like I said, we got to keep it going and I’m just living the dream right now. Just got to jump in there and do the best you can. Today I had time to think about the game, usually I have a pre-game map, but I was so excited I didn’t really get to sleep. I was just focusing on what I was supposed to do and I felt like it went pretty well tonight.”

Hackett on communication during the day – “I turned my phone off. I don’t want to think about that stuff. I just want to play my game and I don’t want to focus on stuff that’s going on outside the rink.”

Defenseman Marco Scandella on his goal, the Wild’s third of the night – “We got the puck, brought it up the ice quick, two guys were driving to the net, so I picked it up and (Heatley) gave me a great pass. Great play by (Heatley) and I tried to get a shot off quick…I knew there was a delayed penalty so as soon as they touched the puck it would have been frozen so I went for it.”

To read postgame quotes from Kings coach Terry Murray click here. Also, click on the player’s name to read comments from – Jack Johnson, Trent Hunter, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown.

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Wild at Kings pregame roster notes – including two returning players and a first NHL start for another

Patrick O’Sullivan reflects on his days with the Kings

Dustin Penner says Corey Perry was ‘mlking it’ after he hit him

Dr. Terry Murray with the latest updates from the infirmary – notes on Richards, Mitchell, etc.

Trevor Lewis responds to benching, coach Terry Murray’s comments

Breaking down the lack of offense with coach Terry Murray

Shop MMAOverload.com Today!

Recent Articles

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Three More Kings Trades to Come, Roster for Next Season

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss several timely topics, including: Tyler Toffoli, Alec Martinez, Trevor Lewis, Derek Forbort, Gabe Vilardi, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Kale Clague, and more.
Today’s radio segment can be heard using the player below or […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 20 – Live from Air Force Academy

Live from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Kings of the Podcast returns!
We have all of the postgame notes you need on what went down on the ice and behind the scenes at the Kings-Avalanche Stadium Series game… plus LA trade talk and funny road trip stories galore
NOTE: If you missed any of the […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending February 17, 2020

As the NHL deadline approaches, the Kings are looking to trade away some veterans. They look to beef up their already strong prospect pool, as these up-and-comers had another good week.
EUROPE
Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 10 goals, 9 assists, plus-1, 6 PIM in 31 games played
A relatively uneventful […]

Major News Items

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending February 17, 2020

As the NHL deadline approaches, the Kings are looking to trade away some veterans. They look to beef up their already strong prospect pool, as these up-and-comers had another good week. EUROPE Samuel Fagemo: … [Read More...]

More Prospect News