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April 16, 2011 10:30 pm

Quick postgame quotes

Jonathan Quick’s postgame thoughts…

(on the Kings’ attitude going into the game…)
QUICK: “It was just a compete attitude. Everyone competed, from the first faceoff right until the last horn. It’s something that we knew we needed to do, coming in. We knew we needed a big effort against this team. We’ve got to build off this, watch the video, figure out all the things that we did right, that worked, and bring it to Game 3.”

(on the help he got from defensemen…)
QUICK: “It was definitely not a lack of effort on (the Sharks’) part. They worked hard all game as well, but I got a lot of help from the 20 guys in the locker room, in front of me. There were a couple rebounds that they cleared out, clearing lanes so that I could see the puck. They made the game a lot easier for me, obviously.”

(on Willie Mitchell’s shot deflection early in the scoreless game…)
QUICK: “Mitchy got his stick on that. It’s huge. If he doesn’t get a stick on that, they’re up 1-0. Then we go the other way and end up getting a power play going the other way and we get a couple power-play goals in the first period and put them back and their heels a little bit. We played a strong checking game the rest of the way through, and we ended up getting the win. That was good.”

(on winning without Jarret Stoll…)
QUICK: “He’s a great player. He’s a great centerman. He’s great on the power play, winning draws, and the PK winning draws. So obviously that hurts a bit, not having him, but guys dug in. We had a big effort from everyone in the locker room here. At the end of the day, it’s just one win. We need three more to move on, so we’re looking forward to Game 3 and looking forward to trying to get the same result.”

(on the Kings’ effort…)
QUICK: “We know what kind of character we have in this locker room. With a couple guys out, we’ve still got to do the same thing, even if they’re in the lineup. That’s when our team plays best, is when we play from our system, strong defensively, and then we get our chances from there. The power play had some great opportunities and scored a few big goals for us early on. It’s only one win. We’ve got a long way to go. We’re looking forward to Game 3.”

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