March 11 postgame quotes: Jarret Stoll - LA Kings Insider

On the team-wide defensive performance:
“It was sloppy at times, but we had big saves from Quickie when we needed them. It wasn’t pretty, but we found a way to win the game. They had a couple good pushes there, and we expected that. Any team that’s down, we’re going to expect a push from them, and they had a couple of good pushes. So we had to just withstand them, and I thought we did a good job. A couple penalties there, too – it’s usually how the games get called. Sometimes they call the score instead of the game. That’s disappointing, but we did a good job on the kill and just found a way to win.”

On getting sticks in passing lanes:
“Like I said, it wasn’t clean. It wasn’t pretty. It was hack and whack out there a lot of times, and pucks were all over the place. Sometimes it seemed like there were more than one or two pucks out there. You know what? It was what it was, and we found a way to win.”

On Jake Muzzin’s pass that led to his goal:
“It was a great look. He almost had me 10 seconds earlier in that same area. He’s been making good plays since he’s been called up. He’s a great player. He’s making strides every game and just found a hole.”

On getting through the first few minutes of the third period unscathed:
“Yeah, that was huge. But they had a good push…the whole third, and we just had to make sure we kept rolling over, kept fresh, kept our lines going, got it out at our blueline and in at their blueline and tried not to have too many turnovers, because they’re a quick attack team. They stretch the puck out and stretch the play out and have a lot of long, stretch passes that try to catch you, so you’ve got to be on your toes.”

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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


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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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.