On Jonathan Bernier:
“Bernie was solid…There were no rebounds, no great second opportunities, which is what we need our goaltender to do.”

On Bernier not seeing much action through stretches of the game:
“That’s pretty much when St. Louis and L.A. are on their games, that’s how they play…You’d rather be talking about that than saying ‘there were 40 shots against us.’”

On whether Monday’s game was a step in the right direction:
“We thought we played really well yesterday, so it wasn’t a step backwards yesterday for us. It’s tough in a short season when you don’t get points…We talked about it after the game. We were good [versus Detroit]. We were better. We were fine right away. We could’ve come here and played last night again.”

On the change in lines “rejuvenating” the offense:
“No, I don’t think it was the change in lines. I think moving Jeff to the middle has given us some more speed and taken minutes away from a couple of our other centermen that really haven’t played very well. That was the biggest reason for moving. It wasn’t ‘changing lines’. Carter’s been our best player, and trying to get him more open ice was the biggest thinking on my part there.”

On Dustin Penner’s performance:
“He was fine. You know what? He’s got to protect pucks, and when he’s on his game and he’s conditioned to do that, it’s hard to do, right? You have to be a well-conditioned athlete, and it’s something that’s taken about three weeks to do, and hopefully he can build on the performance tonight, too, because he did it for – there were extended periods of time where he did it for 10, 12 seconds, and that’s hard to do.”

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#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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