On the team’s defensive efforts:
“We scored a power play goal, the penalty killing did a good job, and Quicker was pretty solid for us.”

On two good steps forward against Calgary by Quick:
“Yep. He was sharp in a lot of areas, so that’s good.”

On whether there’s a chance Quick plays against Phoenix on Tuesday:
“We’ll talk on the plane tonight [and] see.”

On the points not being the prettiest two points the team has earned:
“You know what? The schedule’s hard. You’ve got to find different ways to hang in there. It means you’re a good hockey team when you do that.”

On Alec Martinez getting beat on Calgary’s goal:
“Yeah, he did. He got beat clean, one-on-one. Don’t get beat one-on-one in the NHL.”

On the upcoming Pacific Division-heavy schedule:
“Funny, eh? We’ve got five…the next five games are Phoenix, San Jose.”

On the upcoming schedule:
“I guess we’ve got to play ‘em sometime. Get ‘em done in a hurry, right? We were talking about it before the game with the players – you know what? After tonight, it was like this was our game in hand on everybody. So we knew it was going to be tough. Guys are looking ahead a little bit, so we knew it was going to be tough. They did a good job.”

Given his Martinez comments, on whether a change to the lineup could be made:
“You know what? It’s just you can’t get beat one-on-one in the NHL. That is a fact.”

On being at the midway point of the season:
“We are. I don’t look at it like that, because…with the schedule, breaking it home road, trips, back-to-back. You’ve been doing this – this back-to-back with Calgary, so we really haven’t looked at it like that.”

On whether he’s pleased getting with going 4-1-0 on the homestand:
“Yeah, I mean it’s what I said. we’ve found different ways to win games, and that’s what you have to do. You know what? The schedule does win and lose games for teams, and you know what, we see that.”

On whether killing off the five-on-three was a major turning point:
“Well, they had one against us the other [night], actually, and they scored on the first part of the one, and we had to make a couple adjustments in there, quite honest, with our young defensemen. You still need a big save, but their keys are Cammy and Jarome obviously one-time the puicks. Mike scored on the one-timer down low, and that’s a hard play the other night. We had that covered tonight, and then Jarome has one-timers from the other side. We made a good adjustment. You know what? You still need your goaltender to be your best player five-on-three.”

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Alec martinez

#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

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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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

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#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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