Johnson postgame quotes (Oct. 22) - LA Kings Insider

Jack Johnson’s postgame thoughts…

(on his game-winning goal…)
JOHNSON: “We had talked about it beforehand. Richards had said how he wanted to win it back. It was a set-up play that worked out. … Scuderi, if it was a clean enough (faceoff) win, he was going to slide it over to me and try to set me up for a one-timer. We had tried to set that up all game, and usually they’re scrambled plays, but fortunately that one was a clean play and a great play by everyone, really.’’

(on his third game-winning goal of the season…)
JOHNSON: “Better to be lucky than good.’’

(on staying patient despite the Stars’ shot-blocking ability…)
JOHNSON: “We kind of knew that coming in, that they were going to block a lot of shots, so you can’t get frustrated. You just have to keep firing, and hopefully fire high and hard enough so that they’re not going to want to keep blocking them. But we knew that going in, so it wasn’t a surprise and we didn’t get real frustrated with it at all, I don’t think. We stayed even-keel throughout the game, so I don’t think that was really an issue. You obviously prefer that they don’t block them, but that’s life.’’