February 15, 2013 10:55 pm

February 15 postgame quotes: Jonathan Bernier

Jonathan Bernier started consecutive games for the first time since January 15 and 17, 2011. He has built a two-game winning streak following Monday’s 4-1 win over St. Louis and Friday’s 2-1 win over Columbus. His third period assist was the second of his career, with his only other assist coming on a Justin Williams third period goal in an 8-3 home win over Vancouver on April 1, 2010.

On his performance:
“It feels like I get better in the second and third period, but I felt really good from the get go. It was another great game by the guys. I think I had two shots in the second…When you give up 13 shots, you better find a way to win.”

On staying in the game despite lack of shots:
“Yeah, it was hard, but at least I got a little bit of time in our zone. Sometimes they weren’t shooting, but at least they were coming down and chipped the puck, and we were just winning those battles. That helps, because if they stay in their zone for 10 minutes, then they’re not coming in our zone. That got really hard, I guess.”

On the potential for “cold legs” with the lack of action in L.A.’s end:
“You just try to stay focused. I think your body is going to stay sharp. I think it’s just mentally that you’ve got to make sure that you’re staying ready.”

His assessment of team, and where the Kings are at:
“I think as a team, at first, we were not working as hard and the goals were not coming as we wanted to. I think we realized that if we worked hard, it just seems that we’ll get our bounce. If you look at that second goal, we got pretty lucky, but those are the type of goals that you want when you work hard. You want to find a way to finish that team.”

On the performance versus Columbus, compared to the performance versus St. Louis:
“I thought we were right on them. We scored a big goal on that 5-on-3. That helps. Our PP got going. But I thought we played kind of a similar game. Our [third forward into the offensive zone] was really good, I thought, in our last three games, even against Detroit. We just found a way to win.”

On when he recorded his last assist:
“I don’t know. Pee wee, maybe?”

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