Quotes from Canucks locker room after losing to Kings in shootout

At Staples Center Monday night, the Canucks led the Kings for nearly all of regulation. However, LA bested Vancouver in most statistical categories – including shots on goal (LA 28, VAN 23), hits (35 to 23), faceoffs (52% to 48%)…and goals, 3-2.

After the game, here’s what they were saying in the Vancouver locker room:

HENRIK SEDIN

– On the overall game: “It’s tough, we were up 2-0 in three games now and we have been letting teams back in…We are usually really good in those situations up a goal or two. We have to be stronger in those areas where there is a couple of minutes left in a period or in the game. Just make better plays.”

ROBERTO LUONGO

– On the overall game: “Disappointing on getting scored on in the last minute like that…I thought we played well tonight. Tough to assess performance after a loss…always want to find ways to be better, maybe make an extra save somewhere.”

– More: “It’s a short year, you want to bank as many points as possible. We weren’t in control tonight. We let it slip away. As far as team effort, I thought we played really well. We just came up short.”

COACH ALAIN VIGNEAULT

– On the overall game: “We emptied the tank and our guys did what they had to do against the Stanley Cup Champions. We battled real hard. They got a break on their power play where we win our draw and then we can’t put a handle on the puck and it goes off of a couple of our shin pads and one of their great players finds a way to put it past [Luongo]. When you get the type of effort like we did tonight, you feel like you should win. Losing is not fun, but at the end of the day, some of our guys took a step in the right direction.”

To see what the Kings were saying after the game, check these links – coach Darryl Sutter, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick and Simon Gagne.

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Comments

  1. what a joke. talk about reaching to try and stay positive. they got completely outplayed and were lucky to ever have the lead. luango is the only reason it was close.