December 13, 2011 6:58 pm

Kopitar postgame quotes (Dec. 13)

Anze Kopitar’s postgame thoughts…

(on the continued lack of offense…)
KOPITAR: “It’s pretty much the same story, I guess. We’re throwing everything we can out there. I think we had 41 shots and we had a couple of really good opportunities. We hit a couple posts. We’ve just got to keep going. Eventually we’re going to score. Eventually they will go in.’’

(on being hurt by the start…)
KOPITAR: “Yeah. We had a penalty and then we had a 2-on-0, where we just couldn’t bury it. That’s what happens. When you’re going good, it seems like every bounce is going with you and helping you out. When you’re going bad, everything is going against you. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We’ve got to go. We’ve got to play. With hard work and believing and trusting each other and sticking together, that’s how we’re going to get through this.’’

(on the emotions of the day, after Terry Murray’s firing…)
KOPITAR: “A lot of stuff was going on in the last 24 hours. It’s not an excuse, but emotionally it’s tough. Most of the guys haven’t been through that kind of experience. I, personally, hadn’t been through it. I did once, when I was in Sweden, but maybe I was just too young to realize how big of a change that is. We’re going to have to put it behind us. Terry did a great job for us, for three-plus years. Personally, for me, he put a lot into my game and I gained a lot from him. Like I said, we’re going to have to overcome that and start playing again.’’

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