February 10, 2013 2:07 pm

February 10 postgame quotes: Keaton Ellerby

On his first game as a King, which came one day after his first practice:
“It was good. It’s always tough jumping into a new team with new systems, and stuff like that, but I thought I caught on and was just trying to play simple tonight. I thought we put in a solid effort tonight. Their goalie made some big saves, kept them in the game. But I think overall we played a really good game. We’ve got to build on that and keep going forward from there.”

On whether it benefits the team that there’s a quick turnaround:
“Yeah, definitely. With the effort that we had tonight, it’s great to get right back into it tomorrow night against St. Louis. Like I said, just build on that effort tonight. We did a lot of good things. Just continue to work hard, stick to our game plan, and I think things are going to turn around and work out for us.”

On developing chemistry with Drew Doughty:
“Like I said earlier, I think we complement each other. He’s more offensive, and I guess I’m a little bit more defensive than that. But I think [with] a little bit more time together, I think we’ll figure each other out and just keep playing solid together.”

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