Game 5: Doughty and Kopitar ready for more work ahead

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More post-game quotes from the Kings locker room following their 3-0 win in Game 5…

Drew Doughty on if win makes series less daunting:

“Not at all. If anything it feels more daunting. We came this far to get two and now we need to get two more. We take it one at a time and that puts even more pressure on us; we can kind of smell it but we can’t get ahead of ourselves. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and going back to Staples is the thing we want to be doing so we need to get a win and tie the series up.”

Drew Doughty on Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson:

“It’s not always going to be Kopi that does all the work up top, there. So it’s great to see other guys pitch in. I thought Toff and Tanner were really, really good tonight. They’re a big reason to why we won.”

Doughty on Jonathan Quick:

“I think obviously Quickie played well tonight. There’s no doubt about that, we can count on him to make big saves. But at the same time, the team is playing better in front of him. I thought tonight was probably our best defensive game so far this series. We don’t want Quickie to have to stand on his head every night. We want to be playing well in front of him, we want to be doing things to make it a little easier for him. I thought we did that tonight, but when he was called upon, he was huge.”

Anze Kopitar on the win:

“It’s always a loud building here and we wanted to have a good start, and we did. We’re building on that. We always talk about timely goals and I thought the power play goal at the start of the second was pretty timely and we were playing pretty solid hockey after that.”

Kopitar on what was different in the first period:

“I think just managing the puck. The first couple games here, they had odd-man rushes left and right coming at us. We were bad on line changes. We just wanted to sharpen up and again I think we did a pretty good job tonight.”

Kopitar on the power play goal at the beginning of the second period:

“We were just talking to go out there and make plays. If we didn’t score a goal, at least get some chances on it, some momentum off it. It’s always better the first option, and we were able to score.”

Kopitar on why they were able to keep the lead:

“First off all we have Quickie back there that is always solid. Again, I thought we were able to keep pretty much everything to the outside. We’re confident enough that if they’re firing the puck from the outside, that he’s going to make the save. We just have to eliminate the second and third chances, which I thought we did a pretty good job at. We just have to continue doing that.”

More Game 5 coverage…

VIDEO of the Stoll hit on Vlasic is up here

Quick, Sutter and the Sharks talk Kings win in Game 5 here

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