Comments from the Kings’ locker room after 1-0 win in Game 3

Following their first win in the series, here’s what was being said in the Kings’ locker room…

– Jonathan Quick on being back in the series: “We were never out of it. Just won a game. We did what we had to do to win a game. Everybody worked hard. PK came up and stepped up and played a huge role in that game. The first two games were pretty similar to that game except we had more goals than them this time, so going to keep working.”

– Quick on if their season was on the line: “No it wasn’t on the line. Get back one win there and just going to keep working.”

– Quick on the pressure the Blues put on him: “They were just throwing pucks from everywhere. I think it makes it seem like there’s more pressure than there really is and we handled it well, cleared out rebounds when they were there and Slava got a big goal for us, just a hard fought win, it’s what you expect when these two teams play each other.”

– Dustin Brown on the overall game: “They limited us pretty well, we get some opportunities on the breakaway and we had a couple of really good chances, again we have to find ways to score more than one goal.”

– Brown on things they need to work on: “I think if we clean up our D-zone, we gave them, they had a lot of opportunities, like I said Quick had to be really good for us tonight. I think you find if you can eliminate the chances on the defensive side of the puck, one it prevents them but it can be frustrating when a team does that to you so if we can limit their offense. They start cheating maybe a little bit, just trying to get something going. That’s where we maybe get a better opportunity to score on them.”

– Brown on the feeling in the room right now: “I think we’re focused, We put ourselves in a hole two-nothing coming back home, we took care of business but it’s always about the next game this time of year.”

– Coach Darryl Sutter on the overall series: “If you look at the series, 5-on-5 is so tough. There are a lot of little battles going on that only the players appreciate or understand. Your top guys can’t get frustrated and start playing their own individual game. The two teams are very even. Gave up the fewest shots in the conference, one and two. Both goaltenders, everybody understands who they are and what they are.”

– Sutter on the play around the net: “There are several scrums around the goaltenders and if the pucks not frozen then that’s their job for them not to lose sight of it. We’ve seen it both ways in the series.”

– Sutter on power plays: “Both teams’ power plays have had their hands full in this series. We were just trying to get some more energy. Trying to get a little bit more out of everybody. We really haven’t used four lines this series.”

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